Lackawanna County Assistance Office

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General Information
Description of ProgramOffers assistance and other services to people and families in need. Applications and renewals can be submitted at your local county assistance office or online using COMPASS. Caseworkers are available at the county assistance office to help you and answer your questions. Available benefits and services include:
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Cash Assistance
Health Care Coverage (Medical Assistance)
Home Heating Assistance (LIHEAP)
Family Planning Services
Help with Child Care
School Meals
Long-Term Living Services
Geographic AreaLackawanna
Funded ByPennsylvania Commonwealth
Client Information
EligibilityMeet income and resource requirements, be a resident of PA, and be a citizen or a type of qualified lawful resident. Amount of help depends on household size and other income.
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesFree
Hours of OperationMonday - Friday 7:30am - 5pm
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 1200 Scranton State Office Building
Physical Site Address 2100 Lackawanna Avenue
Physical Site City, State, ZipScranton, PA 18503-1972
Main Phone570-963-4525
Other Phone877-431-1887
Affiliated Agency and Services
Affiliated Agency:
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
This Program: Lackawanna County Assistance Office
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