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Public Benefits - Northwestern Legal Services

Public Benefits

Educate yourself on the various avenues to acquiring public benefits in Pennslyvania.
If the Welfare Department makes a mistake with your benefits or a decision you don't agree with, you can appeal! Learn what, when, and how.
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Things to know about utility companies and services, as well as relief programs, for needy Pennsylvanians.
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Familiarize yourself with the qualifications and requirements that must be met in order to receive Temporary Aid for Needy Families, or TANF.
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A summary of the Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) public benefits program and its requirements.
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Learn about the telephone and internet assistance programs available to low-income families.
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Learn how the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can benefit you and your family.
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How to get child care and other supportive services when your family is "food stamp only" (enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
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Familiarize yourself with some of the programs intended to help families on Welfare achieve fulfillment and self-sufficiency
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An overview of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
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This flier clarifies some of the eligibility requirements about qualifying for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program in PA.
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Frequently asked questions about the Pennsylvania Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
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The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (for heating bill assistance) is accepting new applications. Learn how to apply and if you qualify.
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The Keystone Education Yields Success program allows TANF parents to attend community college to advance their futures. Learn more about eligibility here.
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Announcement flier about the reinstatement of the General Assistance cash program for low-income persons.
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What you need to know about Temporary Aid for Needy Families (TANF) cash assistance.
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