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An income maintenance program administered and funded entirely by the county that provides basic financial assistance for people who are indigent, usually adults who have no minor children in the home and are ineligible for any of the federally-funded cash grant programs. Services available through the program vary by jurisdiction, but may include cash allowances for qualifying individuals who have targeted special needs, emergency assistance in the form of temporary housing for people who are homeless and the means to return to the state of legal residence for people who are stranded.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Allegheny County Assistance Office - Alle-Kiski District - General Assistance (GA)This office serves Allegheny County residents. If you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have temporary or permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.AlleghenyAllegheny County Assistance Office - Alle-Kiski DistrictPennsylvania Department of Human Services
COMPASS - Information on Health and Human ServicesIf you want to find out if you qualify for Pennsylvania health and human services, apply for new benefits, finish your application or check your status, you're in the right place. By using COMPASS you can apply at any time during the day or night from home, a library or any location with Internet access. COMPASS is an online application for Pennsylvanians to apply for many health and human service programs including the following: - Health Care: Medical Assistance - Health Care: CHIP/adultBasic - Cash Assistance - Child Care Works Program - Food Stamps - Energy Assistance: LIHEAP - School Meals - Home and Community Based Services - Long Term Care - SelectPlan for WomenDauphin*Main Site (COMPASS)COMPASS
General Assistance - Long Term and Independence Services DistrictIf you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have temporary or permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.PhiladelphiaLong Term and Independent Services DistrictPennsylvania Department of Human Services
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services - Erie County Assistance Office - General Assistance (GA)If you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have temporary or permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.ErieErie County Assistance OfficePennsylvania Department of Human Services
Salvation Army USA / Williamsport Corps - Emergency Financial AssistanceAssists eligible clients with emergency financial assistance. Service is available as funding permits. Does NOT assist with security deposits or first month's rent.LycomingSalvation Army USA / Williamsport CorpsSalvation Army USA Eastern Territory

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