GWA-OW Calculator

SUMMARY OF THE MAIN FEATURES

  • Window-based Graphical User Interface
  • Compatible with Windows 95, 98, ME, XP, Vista (32/64 Bit), Windows 7 (32/64 Bit) and Windows 8.x (32/64 Bit), Windows 8.1, and Windows 10
  • Easy pull-down menu system for quicker access
  • Security and Control:

    • Usernames and passwords are required to gain access to the system
    • All access to the system is stored to a file which will identify what computer a person is attempting to log in from and at what time/date. This will also store the username and/or passwords used to gain access to the system.
    • You can restrict users’ access to specific menus and functions using our the software’s access control system
  • Search for Clients Using:

    • Client’s ID, first name, last name, or street address
    • Spouse’s first and/or last name
    • Dependant’s first and/or last name
    • Social Insurance Number
  • Client Basic Information:

    • All ID numbers used in the system (Applicant, Spouse and Dependent) must be unique; no duplicates will be permitted. The software will use these ID numbers to track the individual’s information under the Employment Assistance module
    • Choice of payment frequencies: one or two payments per month
    • Checks for valid Health Card and Social Insurance Numbers. The software will not allow you to leave incorrect numbers in the system!
  • Entitlement Calculation:

    • Calculates client entitlements based on benefit unit size
    • Automatically factors in items such as the 50% wage exemption if the client is eligible for this, no heat costs between specific months that you specify, etc.
    • Automatically moves dependants into their proper age category based on the month and year you are calculating an entitlement for or approving payments for
    • Accommodates all types of income, including government (EI, OAS, etc.) and special income categories such as Non-Compliance and Other Deemed Income
    • Ability to calculate and produce a payment for a partial month’s assistance for clients that come in after the main payment run has already been completed
  • Single Source Data Entry:

    • When information is updated in the entitlement calculation section, you are required to update the appropriate section on the Form 1 section as well which ensures that accurate information will be on file at all times
  • Transaction History:

    • Allows you to view all of the transactions (i.e. payments/cheques, repayments, adjustments, etc.) made on behalf of the client
    • Quickly access the details on each transaction, such as what month and year the transaction was charged to and whether or not the transaction has been claimed
  • Reports:

    • Numerous accounting style reports:
      • Transaction detail reports
      • Outstanding Overpayments
      • Cheque registers
      • And many others reports!
    • Client management reports which include:
      • Various detailed informational reports
      • Produces Outstanding Documentation notices for clients who have information that is 30/60/90 days past due. This is based on the due dates that have been entered on the Verification Checklist and can be used to terminate case files that are not in compliance with providing information in a timely fashion
      • Income Statement History
      • Mailing Labels & Envelopes
      • Statistical Reports
      • Duplicate and/or missing SIN and Health Card number listings
      • And many other reports!
  • Forms:

    • We have a full range of computer-generated forms that are identical to their original counterparts (e.g. MCSS, INAC, and ONWAA forms). Common forms will merge the actual information onto the form itself and then generate it. All forms can be printed blank as well. Some common forms that are used in the program are:
      • Application for Assistance – Part 1 – Financial Assistance (Form 1 – #0983)
      • Application for Assistance – Part 2 – Participation Agreement (Form #2845)
      • Emergency Application (Form 1A)
      • Application for Temporary Care Assistance (Form #0984)
      • Consent to Disclose and Verify Information (Form #3)
      • Consent to Disclose and Verify Information (CRA Version)
      • Consent to Release Medical Information
      • Application for Provincial Subsidy (Subsidy Claim Form #3028)
      • Cost of Staff Training (Form 7)
      • Cost of Administration (Form 8)
      • Verification Checklist (Form #0499)
      • Declaration of Support and Maintenance (Form #2212)
      • Rights & Responsibilities (Form #1107)
      • Homemakers/Nurses Subsidy Claim Form
      • Appointment of Trustee
      • Appeal Form
      • Child Care Receipt
      • Co-Resident Information & Questionnaire
      • School Attendance
      • Various Self-Employment Forms
      • T5007 Slips & Summary Form, including the ability to generate an XML file of the T5007 data to send to the CRA
      • INAC Monthly Report
      • Various ONWAA standard forms
  • Employment Assistance Features:

    • All of the Ontario Works information required by MCSS can be entered by selecting the participant to work with and then selecting the appropriate information category you want to enter
    • Numerous Employment Assistance reports such as Active Participants, Deferred Participants, dependants between specific age ranges, participants waiting for workshops, expense reports for participants, and Employment Statistics (used to help complete the MCSS Ontario Works Budget Spreadsheet package), among many other reports
    • Custom user databases that contain information on Agencies, Job Postings, Sponsors, Placements, Organizations, Staff, etc.
  • PDF Generating Capabilities:

    • Any report or form that can be viewed onscreen can be saved as a PDF file
    • The PDF file is created internally by our program so there is no need to purchase special PDF creation software
    • The files can then be emailed, electronically transferred, saved and/or backed up
  • Ontario Works Directives:

    • The Ontario Works Directives are available anytime at your fingertips in the software which eliminates the need to refer to the large, cumbersome Ontario Works manual
    • Search for ANY word or phrase in the Directives and the program will find ALL occurrences in the entire manual in a lot less time than searching manually!
    • Ability to print specific pages for your reference
    • You can run our software and have the Directives open at the same time so that you can toggle back and forth between them
  • Backup Features:

    • Back up all of the software files (data files, spreadsheets, PDFs, etc.) to any drive such as a flash drive, external hard drive, or a network location using an option in the software
    • With a subscription to our Data Backup Service, you can back up your data files to our secure server via the internet
  • Additional Software Features:

    • The software is meticulously maintained so that it is always compliant with the latest MCSS rate tables and with any other changes that MCSS makes to the Ontario Works program amounts or regulations
    • The software contains quick links within the Help menu to access the Ontario Works Social Assistance Extranet website, the Ontario Works Regulations website, as well links to various CRA, MOHLTC, INAC and Service Ontario websites
  • These are just a few of the many features that the program offers!

WHY SWITCH TO A.D. MORRISON SOFTWARE?

  • Our system is highly rated by MCSS Program Supervisors
  • On-site and group training sessions are available
  • We offer superior customer service and comprehensive support
  • We have over 25 years of experience in the field of social services software design and support!

ADDITIONAL DSSAB SOFTWARE TO COMPLEMENT THE GWA-OW CALCULATOR

  • Our DSSAB software program is designed to be used by District Social Services Administration Boards (DSSABs), Tribal Councils, PTO’s, or Boards
  • It can be used to administer funds on behalf of a group of First Nation sites
  • The software allows you to reproduce and/or roll-up Subsidy Claim Forms and Employment Statistics from any or all of the member sites

 

Description SKU # Price
Single User GWAOW-SU $10,000.00

Call or email us for more information or for a free quotation on a complete system including software, hardware (if required), training, support, etc.