Cash Assistance Programs

Legal Information

Social Worker with client.

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

  • A Guide to Public Benefits

    Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. provides this guide to some programs that are funded by the government to provide help to individuals and families during times of need. Read More

    Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc.
  • How to Get Child Care and Other Supportive Services When Your Family Gets Food Stamps, But Not Cash

    Families that get SNAP (food stamps), but not cash assistance ("SNAP-only" households) can get many of same special allowances for supportive services (SPALs) to attend school or job skills training that cash assistance families get. This fact sheet from the Community Justice Project contains information on obtaining supportive services from the County Assistance Office if your household only receives Food Stamp Benefits Read More

    Community Justice Project
  • Immigrants' Rights to Public Benefits in Pennsylvania

    Many immigrants are eligible to receive cash assistance, SNAP, medical assistance, and other public benefits programs in Pennsylvania. The rules about which immigrants are eligible or not eligible can be complicated. This flyer from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia provides general information on immigrants’ rights to public benefits in Pennsylvania. Read More

    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • The KEYS Program - Things to Know

    Information fact sheet from Northwestern Legal Services regarding the Keystone Education Yields Success (KEYS) Program in Pennsylvania. Read More

    Northwestern Legal Services