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This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about issues relating to Cash Assistance Programs (other than TANF) in Pennsylvania.

  • COMPASS - Apply for Public Benefits and Services from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania residents can apply for a variety of programs offered by the PA Department of Human Services, including public assistance, food stamps, health care coverage, energy assistance and other social service programs at this site Content Detail

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    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Application for Social Services (COMPASS)
  • Cash Assistance

    Information on Cash Assistance programs administered by the PA Department of Human Services. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • Child Care Works Subsidized Child Care Program

    Information from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services about Child Care Works, Pennsylvania's plan for improving the quality and increasing the availability of safe, affordable child care for Pennsylvania's working families. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • Diversion

    Information from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services on the Diversion program. Diversion is a way for families to choose short-term help in the form of a one-time lump sum payment rather than long-term ongoing cash assistance through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • Earned Income Tax Credit - Are You Eligible

    Information from the Internal Revenue Services on the Earned Income Tax Credit and whether you qualify. Content Detail

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    Internal Revenue Services
  • Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT)

    The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services provides information on the EBT benefit delivery system which provides public assistance recipients with electronic access to their cash and food stamp benefits. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • Homeless Assistance Program

    Information on the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services' Homeless Assistance Program and services available to homeless and near homeless individuals and families. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • Pennsylvania Tax Forgiveness Program

    Information from the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue on how the Pennsylvania Tax Forgiveness Program works. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Revenue
  • Refugee Cash Assistance

    Information from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services on the Refugee Cash Assistance Program, which provides money for up to eight months from the date of entry into the United States for refugees who do not meet Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) eligibility requirements. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • State Blind Pension Program

    Information from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services on the State Blind Pension Program, which provides blind pension benefits for adults who meet visual requirements and other conditions of eligibility. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • Telephone Assistance Program - Lifeline

    Lifeline is a program that provides reduced telephone costs to customers of qualified telephone services. It is available to recipients of General Assistance (GA), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Federal Public Housing Assistance, Medical Assistance, Food Stamps or the National School Free Lunch Program. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services