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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 August 29, 2016: Sign a letter to Governor Wolf in support of fixes to Pennsylvania's TANF program. Click here if you are in individual or click here if you are signing on behalf of an...
What kinds of benefits are available to young parents & pregnant teens? The programs are: TANF Cash Assistance, SSI, Medical Assistance, SNAP (Food Stamps), and WIC. Can teens get TANF Cash...
What is cash assistance/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)? TANF gives cash assistance to low-income people living with minor children. What are the requirements to get cash...
On July 29, 2015, Community Legal Services attorney Louise Hayes, along with Peter Zurflieh of the Community Justice Project, issued the following comments to the United States House of...
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...
On March 18, 2013, CLS sent the attached letter to Pennsylvania State Representatives Gene Digiralamo and Angel Cruz supporting H.B. 993, a bill sponsored by Representative Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery...
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...
If you think the welfare office made a mistake or made a decision about your benefits you don’t agree with, YOU CAN APPEAL! What kind of decisions should you appeal? You keep trying to...