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Low income family.

This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about issues relating to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families 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
  • 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
  • Qualifying for TANF (Audio-MP3) audio

    6/2/2008: Northwestern Legal Services provides information about qualifying requirements of Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) benefits in Pennsylvania, an overview of citizenship and non-citizenship requirements, how the benefits are processed, and time limitation periods that apply. Audio recording with written transcript. Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
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    Spanish / Español
    Russian / Pусский
  • Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF)

    Information on the TANF program from Neighborhood Legal Services Association. Content Detail

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    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) (Audio-MP3) audio

    6/2/2008: Northwestern Legal Services provides a basic summary of Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) Benefits in Pennsylvania, how to qualify, work requirements, how to obtain job-training or educational assistance, and information on how to apply for TANF. Audio recording with written transcript. Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
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    Spanish / Español
    Russian / Pусский
  • 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
  • Benefits Available from the Welfare Office for Low Income Persons

    A Summary of Benefits available through your County Assistance Office from Neighborhood Legal Services Association. Content Detail

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    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • 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
  • 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
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    Spanish / Español
  • 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
  • Benefits.gov

    Benefits.gov is a free, online confidential tool that helps you find government benefits you may be eligible to receive. Content Detail

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    Benefits.gov, a partnership of many Federal agencies and organizations
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    Spanish / Español
  • Different Doors for Child Care Subsidies

    Pennsylvania’s Child Care Works program provides child care subsidies through three different programs. This is information from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia on child care eligibility for people under the various programs that fit different sets of circumstances. Read More

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • 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