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Good news!  Starting March 2018, most low-income community college students can get SNAP benefits (food stamps). Apply Now! Until now, most students could only get SNAP if they are working...
The following information comes from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. Which students have always been eligible for SNAP (also known as food stamps)? The general rule is...
The President’s proposed budget would increase hunger, poverty, and ill health by cutting the SNAP program by an unprecedented 25%.   Currently SNAP benefits are 100% federally-funded, but...
Congress is considering converting the federal Medicaid program to a block grant.  It is also weighing a proposal from House Speaker Paul Ryan to package eleven federal human services programs,...
Updated: January 2017 - 19 more counties and several more townships and boroughs are now exempt from the time limit.  In all, 43 of PA’s 67 counties are now exempt, as are parts of 8 of the...
What are food stamps/SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)? SNAP, or food stamps, provides assistance for low-income people to buy food. Your SNAP benefits are put on an EBT (Electronic...
Community Legal Services has a proven track record of helping low-income families access significant public benefits that help them feed, house and get medical care for their children. Regulations...
What government programs provide cash assistance to poor people? The Department of Public Welfare’s local offices (DPW) — also called County Assistance Offices — runs a programs that provide cash...
On July 26, 2012 Community Legal Services held a townhall to discuss changes in programs administered by the Department of Public Welfare.  The townhall discussed the elimination of General...