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    Programs that provide benefits screening services which help individuals determine whether they are eligible for benefits through any of a wide variety of public and private federal, state and local programs. In addition to identifying the programs that a person may be eligible to receive, the service generally also provides a detailed description of the programs, local contacts for additional information (typically the addresses and phone numbers of where to apply for the programs), and materials to help successfully apply for each program. Included are programs that provide this service online and those that do benefits screening via the telephone or in-person. Some benefits screening programs may focus on specific populations such as older adults and people with disabilities; or specific aspects of benefits eligibility such as the impact that working will have on their benefits as an aid to helping people make informed decisions regarding whether to work. Also included are programs that help people complete the benefits screening form.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    BenefitsCheckupProvides a fast, free, and confidential Benefits CheckUp screening that examines one’s potential eligibility for federal, state and local benefits programs.LehighJewish Family Service of the Lehigh ValleyJewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley
    Benefits HelplineGeneral information about Pennsylvania's public assistance programs including, Cash Assistance, Medical Assistance/Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/Food Stamps) and LIHEAP. Information is available by phone or internet.Benefits HelplinePennsylvania Department of Human Services
    Berks County Veterans AffairsAdminister a comprehensive array of benefit programs and provide assistance services pertaining to claims to the veteransBerksBerks County Veterans AffairsBerks County Veterans Affairs
    Berks Encore - Advocate ServicesCommunity educational sessions as well as one-on-one counseling on Social Security and Medicare benefit planning, long-term living planning, check writing and budgeting, and fiduciary bookkeeping.. Help to develop individualized plans to meet the needs of each client.BerksBerks Encore - ReadingBerks Encore
    Blair Senior Services, Inc. Benefits ScreeningHealth benefits screening for older adults/senior citizens.BlairBlair Senior Services APPRISE ProgramBlair Senior Services, Inc.
    Carbon County Veterans AffairsAssists veterans and their family members with information regarding federal, state and local benefits. Services include assistance in filing for and accessing the following federal benefits: compensation for service connected disability; pension for veterans unable to work; vocational rehabilitation and counseling; payment for education and job training; home loan guaranty; life insurance; "wheelchair homes"; and burial benefits. The benefits for family members of deceased veterans include dependency and indemnity compensation and death pension.CarbonCarbon County Veterans AffairsCarbon County Veterans Affairs
    Catholic Charities - Older Adults ProgramServices include counseling, case management, information and referral to other services and adult day care (Orwigsburg only). Benefits Check-up is a benefits screening program to ensure that individuals are receiving all the assistance they are eligible for. Older adults may also participate in prime time clubs - social clubs for older adults based in parish churches. Individuals must be 55 and older. No fees. Gatekeepers Program, trains companies employees to anonymously report the cautionary signs of physical, emotional and mental risks that could affect seniors.LehighCatholic Charities - Lehigh/Northampton County OfficesCatholic Charities - Lehigh/Northampton Administrative Office
    Goodwill Keystone Area - Work Incentives Planning and Assistance ServicesWork Incentives Planning and Assistance or WIPA is a free service for individuals who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and want to go to work to increase their self-sufficiency. WIPA is funded by the Social Security Administration and helps SSI/SSDI beneficiaries understand the impact of earnings on their cash and health care benefits and access valuable work supports offered by Social Security.LancasterGoodwill Keystone Area - LancasterGoodwill Keystone Area
    Greater Erie Community Action Committee - Central Office - Family Caregiver Support ProgramProvides reimbursement for care giving expenses for people caring for parents, spouses, children or relatives that live at home. Benefits provided include: * Financial benefits to reimburse for out of pocket expenses for personal care, adult day care, skilled nursing and household expenses up to $500 per month * Home modification or assistive devices such as ramps, stair lifts, wheelchairs etc. up to $2,000 lifetime benefit * Information and referral on resources and services in your community * Respite care that offers a brief break from care giving by providing short-term support in your home or overnight care * Benefits counseling to review existing benefits and identify potential new benefits * Caregiver training to enhance your role as a caregiver * Care coordination to determine the necessary support and services your loved one will needErieGreater Erie Community Action Committee - Central OfficeGreater Erie Community Action Committee
    Just Harvest Food Stamp ScreeningProvides screening to help individuals determine if they qualify for SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps) and helps them apply over the phone. Also advocates on behalf of people having problems receiving SNAP benefits through the PA Department of Human Services.AlleghenyFood Stamp OutreachJust Harvest
    Lancaster County Department of Veterans AffairsProvides benefits counseling, processes all applications for benefits and assistance programs (e.g., monetary, disability, burial, memorials, monuments, etc.), and assists in obtaining military records. Provides daily van service to transport local veterans to the Lebanon VA hospital. Van leaves the Veterans Office (Chestnut Street side) at 8 am and returns at 12:30 pm. Must call to reserve space.LancasterLancaster County Department of Veterans AffairsCounty of Lancaster
    Lebanon County Veterans Affairs - Other Veteran Information and Services08/2018: In light of recent events, the PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (PDMVA) might be able to offer a onetime benefit payment (up to a max of $1,600). All honorably discharged veterans should contact their county Veterans Affairs office for qualifications and processing. --------------------- Assists veterans in navigating the system to access the following services: dependency and indemnity compensation, health care enrollment, education benefit, vocational and rehabilitation training, home loan guarantees, life insurance, burial benefits, tax exemptions, emergency assistance, blind and paralyzed pension, specialized veteran’s license plates, markers and headstones.LebanonLebanon County Veterans AffairsLebanon County Veterans Affairs
    Lebanon County Veterans Affairs - Service Connected Disability ClaimsAssists in applying to the Department of Veterans Affairs for injuries and disease associated with military service.LebanonLebanon County Veterans AffairsLebanon County Veterans Affairs
    Lebanon County Veterans Affairs - Veteran/Widow Pension ClaimsAssist in applying for pension claims for low income veteran and widows.LebanonLebanon County Veterans AffairsLebanon County Veterans Affairs
    Lehigh County Veterans AffairsAssist veterans and their family members with information regarding federal, state and local benefits. Services include assistance in filing for and accessing the following federal benefits: compensation for service connected disability; pension for veterans unable to work; vocational rehabilitation and counseling; payment for education and job training; home loan guaranty; life insurance; "wheelchair homes"; and burial benefits. The benefits for family members of deceased veterans include dependency and indemnity compensation and death pension.LehighLehigh County Veterans AffairsLehigh County Veterans Affairs
    Medical Social Work ServicesOur Medical Social Work services help clients of all ages and their families manage the emotional, social, environmental and financial concerns associated with illness through counseling, long-term planning, education and referrals for benefits and entitlements, community resource linkage, placement and housing referral advocacy, discharge planning and brief care-focused family counseling. Our Medical Social Workers are Masters Degree prepared in Social Work with health care experience. Additionally, they are required to participate in multiple yearly inservices and continuing education programs. They actively participate in professional organizations and advisory councils. Berks Visiting Nurse Association is a field supervisory site for local universities. Supervision is performed by a licensed MSW with many years of experience and ACSW accreditation.BerksBerks Visiting Nurse AssociationHome Health Care Management
    Medical Social Work ServicesOur Medical Social Work services help clients of all ages and their families manage the emotional, social, environmental and financial concerns associated with illness through counseling, long-term planning, education and referrals for benefits and entitlements, community resource linkage, placement and housing referral advocacy, discharge planning and brief care-focused family counseling. Our Medical Social Workers are Masters Degree prepared in Social Work with health care experience. Additionally, they are required to participate in multiple yearly inservices and continuing education programs. They actively participate in professional organizations and advisory councils. Berks Visiting Nurse Association is a field supervisory site for local universities. Supervision is performed by a licensed MSW with many years of experience and ACSW accreditation.BerksGreater Lehigh Valley Visiting Nurse AssociationHome Health Care Management
    Medical Social Work ServicesOur Medical Social Work services help clients of all ages and their families manage the emotional, social, environmental and financial concerns associated with illness through counseling, long-term planning, education and referrals for benefits and entitlements, community resource linkage, placement and housing referral advocacy, discharge planning and brief care-focused family counseling. Our Medical Social Workers are Masters Degree prepared in Social Work with health care experience. Additionally, they are required to participate in multiple yearly inservices and continuing education programs. They actively participate in professional organizations and advisory councils. Berks Visiting Nurse Association is a field supervisory site for local universities. Supervision is performed by a licensed MSW with many years of experience and ACSW accreditation.Berks*Main Site (Home Health Care Management, Inc.)Home Health Care Management
    Medical Social Work ServicesOur Medical Social Work services help clients of all ages and their families manage the emotional, social, environmental and financial concerns associated with illness through counseling, long-term planning, education and referrals for benefits and entitlements, community resource linkage, placement and housing referral advocacy, discharge planning and brief care-focused family counseling. Our Medical Social Workers are Masters Degree prepared in Social Work with health care experience. Additionally, they are required to participate in multiple yearly inservices and continuing education programs. They actively participate in professional organizations and advisory councils. Berks Visiting Nurse Association is a field supervisory site for local universities. Supervision is performed by a licensed MSW with many years of experience and ACSW accreditation.BerksVisiting Nurse Association of Pottstown and VicinityHome Health Care Management
    Northampton County Department of Veterans AffairsAssists veterans and their family members with information regarding federal, state and local benefits. Services include assistance in filing for and accessing the following federal benefits: compensation for service connected disability; pension for veterans unable to work; vocational rehabilitation and counseling; payment for education and job training; home loan guaranty; life insurance; "wheelchair homes"; and burial benefits. The benefits for family members of deceased veterans include dependency and indemnity compensation and death pension.NorthamptonNorthampton County Department of Veterans AffairsNorthampton County Department of Veterans Affairs
    Pennsylvania Health and Human Services - COMPASSSingle access point for application of: Health Care Coverage, Medical Assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Cash Assistance, etc. Provides access to many of Pennsylvania’s health and human services benefits online. Allows you to complete one application for multiple benefits.DauphinCOMPASSPennsylvania Department of Human Services
    Pennsylvania SeniorLaw Helpline - Legal InformationProvides free legal information, advice, brief services and referrals to Pennsylvania Seniors. - Topics include: - Housing - Family Law - Consumer Problems - Homeownership - Personal Planning - Healthcare - Pensions - Other civil legal issues Expanded services for seniors experiencing financial exploitation and/or elder abuse. - Identity Theft - Deed Fraud - Lost or Stolen Wallet - Loan Document Forgeries - Credit Card Fraud - Home Improvement Fraud - Unauthorized use of Bank Accounts - Scams - Abuse of Power of Attorney - Domestic ViolencePhiladelphiaPennsylvania SeniorLaw HelplinePennsylvania SeniorLaw Helpline
    Schuylkill County Veterans AffairsAssist veterans and their family members with information regarding federal, state and local benefits. Provides information and assistance in filing for and acquiring the following federal benefits: compensation for service connected disability; pension for veterans unable to work; vocational rehabilitation and counseling; payment for education and job training; home loan guaranty; life insurance; "wheelchair homes"; and burial benefits. The benefits for family members of deceased veterans include dependency and indemnity compensation and death pension.SchuylkillSchuylkill County Veterans AffairsSchuylkill County Veterans Affairs
    Senior Corps RSVPMatches adults, age 55 and older, with volunteer opportunities that suit their skills, interest and availability. For information about volunteer opportunities in the community, contact the RSVP main office. Trained Benefits Ambassadors are available to perform a personal benefits checkup to determine if an individual is eligible for benefits that they are not receiving. This can be done by phone, at senior centers or at home.NorthamptonSenior Corps RSVPShareCare Faith in Action
    Simplicity Outreach - Benefits Check UpChecks eligibility for county and federal benefits and assists individuals in applying.LehighSimplicity OutreachSimplicity Outreach
    SNAP Outreach Program (Food Stamps Helpline)SNAP Outreach Associates pre-screen households through a confidential, bi-lingual, toll-free number (877-999-5964) to determine potential eligibility and estimate a households SNAP benefit amount. Assistance with filling out and submitting a SNAP application is then provided. After the screening is completed, assistance with filling out and submitting the application is given over the phone. The SNAP team will also provide next steps guidance and follow-up calls for additional support and assistance with the approval process. Other food resources will also be provided if needed, such as food pantries, senior food boxes and congregate meals. DauphinCentral Pennsylvania Food BankCentral Pennsylvania Food Bank
    Southern Community Services at YMCA of York County Southern Branch, Financial Assistance, Basic Needs and School SuppliesFINANCIAL ASSISTANCE With:
  • Applications For LIHEAP, Utility Programs, Pace, Rent Rebate, Welfare, Dollar Energy, Housing, & Childcare Assistance ALSO:
  • Senior Programs
  • Monthly Food Distribution; Bag A Lunch Program
  • Pet Pantry
  • Back To School Programs for School Supplies (FOR 2019:from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through August 9) Signing up: Parents and guardians of students in grades K-12 who attend school in the participating districts can call 727-235-0446, ext. 403 or 408, to see if they qualify for the program. Eligible families must provide proof of income.
  • Holiday Share Program
  • Baby Closet
  • Case Management
  • Youth Advisory Board To Involve Youth In Community Service Projects For S.C.S. And The Area That S.C.S. Serves. For Any Student Attending Dallastown, Southern, Or Southeastern Middle Schools Or High Schools
  • YorkYMCA of York County, Southern BranchYMCA of York County
    State Applications for Assistance- BloomsburgServes as a community partner with Pennsylvania Department of Human Services for completion of on-line applications for assistance via COMPASS. Provides education and assistance with eligibility, the process for applying, and the benefits of the program. Applications can be made for all state funded assistance; including MA (Medical Assistance), SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), and TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families).ColumbiaCentral Susquehanna Opportunities, Inc. - BloomsburgCentral Susquehanna Opportunities, Inc.
    State Applications for Assistance- MiltonServes as a community partner with Pennsylvania Department of Human Services for completion of on-line applications for assistance via COMPASS. Provides education and assistance with eligibility, the process for applying, and the benefits of the program. Applications can be made for all state funded assistance; including MA (Medical Assistance), SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), and TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families).NorthumberlandCentral Susquehanna Opportunities, Inc. - MiltonCentral Susquehanna Opportunities, Inc.
    State Applications for Assistance- ShamokinServes as a community partner with Pennsylvania Department of Human Services for completion of on-line applications for assistance via COMPASS. Provides education and assistance with eligibility, the process for applying, and the benefits of the program. Applications can be made for all state funded assistance; including MA (Medical Assistance), SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), and TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families).NorthumberlandCentral Susquehanna Opportunities, Inc. - ShamokinCentral Susquehanna Opportunities, Inc.
    State Applications for Assistance- SunburyServes as a community partner with Pennsylvania Department of Human Services for completion of on-line applications for assistance via COMPASS. Provides education and assistance with eligibility, the process for applying, and the benefits of the program. Applications can be made for all state funded assistance; including MA (Medical Assistance), SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), and TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families).NorthumberlandCentral Susquehanna Opportunities, Inc. - SunburyCentral Susquehanna Opportunities, Inc.

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