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Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

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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.

  • Qualifying for TANF (Audio-MP3) aaaa

    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
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
    Russian / Pусский
  • Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) (Audio-MP3) aaaa

    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

    By:
    Northwestern Legal Services
    Read this in:
    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
  • 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

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    Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Public Benefits in PA (Audio-MP3) aaaa

    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
  • 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