Diversion Cash Assistance

Lehigh County Assistance Office

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General Information
Description of ServiceProgram is designed for people with dependent children (or a pregnant women) who have a break in employment or other income for some reason, i.e. layoff, waiting for Unemployment to start, waiting for another job to start (an interruption in income, rather than no income to support self or family). This program eliminates the need to go on public assistance or TANF on an ongoing basis.

The applicant must have a self-supporting income within the past 90 days of application and must be expecting income that would eliminate the need for ongoing TANF. This is a one-time payment program to bridge a gap in income. Payment is usually around $600-$1500 depending on household size and financial responsibilities.
Geographical AreaLehigh
Intake ProcedureApply online at www.compass.state.pa.us, walk-in or call for application; Eligibility can't be determined by phone; Case worker assigned will send out face-to-face appointment notice
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Client Information
Target PopulationLow-Income
Age GroupAdults
EligibilityPregnant women or families with children under 18 or 18 attending secondary school; Head of household must meet specified relative requirements (related to child) and must have a financial need that if met would eliminate the need for cash assistance
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesNone
Hours of Operation Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 5pm
Contact Information
Contact's Phone 610-821-6509
Physical Site Address 1 555 Union Boulevard
Physical Site City, State, Zip Allentown, PA 18109
Main Phone 610-821-6509
Other Phone 877-395-8930 Statewide Customer Service Center
Fax 610-821-6705
Web Address www.dhs.pa.gov
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Affiliated Program: Lehigh County Assistance Office
This Service: Diversion Cash Assistance
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Undesignated Temporary Financial Assistance (NT-8900)