I tried for OSAP as was denied, we had to claim bankruptcy due to closing our business.
The reason why I had to fill out the forms so many times are because she had me fill out the wrong ones.my course changed dates and then filled them out wrongness again. My career councillor is in the wrong line of work. If I could find other funding, I would and not have to deal with her. I had no clue that she told me I could not even get a part time job.
EmpCouns wrote: ↑Dec 30th, 2017 11:45 pmBasic living allowance under Second Career is absolutely inadequate, and we've all (counsellors as well as ETCs) been saying this for years. However, your counsellor should have gone through this with you before your application was submitted. I have no idea why you would have had to complete the forms multiple times, unless you changed your mind about your program or start date.
Anyway: you should talk to your counsellor about whether it's possible in your situation to make an application for financial hardship. I'm guessing that you do have some other household income (spouse/partner earnings, child tax benefit etc) because otherwise $61/week makes no sense at all - unless your tuition and other costs are so high that you have hit the $28,000 maximum and you've had to take a "voluntary" cut in BLA. See your counsellor. At the very least, you should be able to ask for help with transportation costs (they'll pay 15c per km for every km above 50 per day, though I have had that minimum amount waived in hardship applications). Be aware that if you do ask for financial hardship to be considered, you'll have to write a letter explaining why you can't cover these costs yourself, which will include explaining what other resources you've explored (eg loan, line of credit, OSAP, family support etc). But it's definitely possible to succeed.