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  • 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

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Tips on Applying for Welfare Benefits

    Helpful tips from Neighborhood Legal Services Association about filing an application for benefits from the Department of Public Welfare. Content Detail

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    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • Agreement of Mutual Responsibility

    Information from Northwestern Legal Services on the Agreement of Mutual Responsibility (AMR). How you can make your AMR work for you, defining goals, and what to do if your caseworker does not agree with your AMR. Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Cash Assistance - What You Need to Know

    Information from Northwestern Legal Services regarding cash assistance and important information you should be aware of such as time limits, work requirements, special rules, and income and resource rules. Read More

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    Northwestern Legal 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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