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  • 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
  • How to Appeal a Welfare Decision

    Information from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia for public benefit recipients on how to appeal decisions made by the Department of Public Welfare regarding their benefits. Read More

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • 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

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    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

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Impact of Criminal Record on Public Benefits in Pennsylvania

    Chart from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia outlining the effect on the eligibility for public benefits for people with criminal records. Read More

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Limited Income? Ideas for Stretching Your Dollars

    This packet from Northwestern Legal Services provides many ideas to northwestern PA residents on how to stretch your limited dollars, focusing on 8 areas of your life: Food, Clothing, Housing, Utilities, Money, Medical, Education, and Children. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Low-Income Telephone Assistance Programs

    Information from Northwestern Legal Services regarding telephone assistance programs that are available to low-income individuals. Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Overview of Welfare Programs in Philadelphia

    Information on the various assistance programs for low-income individuals that are available in Philadelphia. Read More

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • 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
  • Public Assistance

    Information from Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services about your eligibility for cash assistance; medical assistance; food assistance; and utility assistance. Content Detail

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    Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.
  • Public Benefits in PA (Audio-MP3) audio

    Episode of Northwestern Legal Services' "Access to Justice" Radio show broadcast on JET 1400 AM in Erie, PA on 8/9/07. Information on Pennsylvania Public Benefits, including General Assistance, Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) and Food stamps. (20:34) Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • 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
  • Self-Sufficiency Through Education and Training

    Legal education brochure from Northwestern Legal Services on strategies for parents pursuing self-sufficiency and getting a plan for education and training into action. Content Detail

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    Northwestern Legal Services
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • 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
  • Subsidized Child Care Program - Improved Changes

    Fact sheet from Northwestern Legal Services outlining the new and improved changes to the Subsidized Child Care Program operated by the Department of Human Services. Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services