YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR FOOD STAMPS (SNAP), MEDICAID (MA), CASH ASSISTANCE (TANF) OR HEATING BILL ASSISTANCE (LIHEAP). Online through Compass www.compass.state.pa.us. Through the free mobile app MyCompassPA or By calling the Customer Service Center at 215-560-7226. If you already receive these benefits, but you’ve lost income, you may be eligible for an increase in SNAP or TANF. The County Assistance Offices are closed to the public. Don’t go to the County Assistance Office! You should submit information about a change in income in one of the following ways: if you don’t have paperwork from your job (such as pay stubs or a letter about your hours), you should explain your loss of income in your own words. You can do that in the comments section of Compass.
DID YOU LOSE A JOB OR REDUCE YOUR HOURS BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS? If you need to apply for benefits, please apply online using Compass (www.compass.state.pa.us) or call Benephilly: 844-848-4376. The County Assistance Offices are closed to the public, but they’re processing applications. If your Medical Assistance is cut off or if you get a notice it will close, or if your application is denied, please call Community Legal Services at 215-227-2400 and leave a message. We will call you back. If you have questions about Medical Assistance or other health insurance, please call the Pennsylvania Health Access Network hotline: 877-570-3642.