Pennsylvania, PA
 





Frequently Asked Questions About Health and Human Services
 
 
Cash Assistance
 
You should apply for every benefit that you think you may need.
When your application arrives the County Assistance Office will look at your income and tell you what Health and Human Services you can receive.
 
You must apply for
 
  • yourself,
  • your spouse (if married),
  • any children under age 19 who live with you, and
  • any other parents of your children who are living in the household.
If you are a parent under the age of 18, you must include your parents.
You may apply for children related to you who are not your own. If you apply for any such child you must apply for that child's siblings. You may also apply for yourself, but it is not required.
You may apply for children not related to you under emergency circumstances. At your interview, the caseworker will discuss plans for the children with you. You may also apply for yourself, but it is not required.
You do not need to apply for anyone who is not your dependent or who is not helping to support you or your children. These individuals should apply separately.
 
If you receive Cash Assistance you also receive Medical Assistance.
You will also be eligible for programs related to The Road to Economic Self-Sufficiency through Employment and Training (RESET)
You will be asked if you want to apply for Food Stamps. If you receive Cash Assistance, you may also be able to receive Food Stamps.
 
A person can receive TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) for a total of 60 months in a lifetime. This is true if a person is:
Period(s) of TANF receipt need not be consecutive to count toward the 60-month limit.
You may receive Cash Assistance that does not count against your 60-month limit. At your interview, talk to your caseworker.
 
Match the county where you live with the number of people you are applying for to see how much money you could receive. Household income may reduce the amount of money you could receive.
 
Group 1:Bucks, Chester, Lancaster, Montgomery, Pike
Number of Persons in Budget GroupMaximum Benefit Amount
1215
2330
3421
4514
5607
6687
Each additional person83
 
Group 2:Adams, Allegheny, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Butler, Centre, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Lackawanna, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Montour, Northampton, Philadelphia, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Union, Warren, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming, York
Number of Persons in Budget GroupMaximum Benefit Amount
1205
2316
3403
4497
5589
6670
Each additional person83
 
Group 3:Beaver, Cameron, Carbon, Clinton, Elk, Franklin, Indiana, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Perry, Potter, Snyder, Tioga, Venango, Washington
Number of Persons in Budget GroupMaximum Benefit Amount
1215
2330
3421
4514
5607
6687
Each additional person83
 
Group 4:Armstrong, Bedford, Cambria, Clarion, Clearfield, Fayette, Forest, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Jefferson, Juniata, Northumberland, Schuylkill, Somerset
Number of Persons in Budget GroupMaximum Benefit Amount
1215
2330
3421
4514
5607
6687
Each additional person83