Monroe County Assistance Office

The Monroe County Assistance Office is a part of the Department of Public Welfare, Office of Income Maintenance.  It is responsible for providing assistance to eligible low income and needy county residents through the administration of a variety of State and Federal programs and benefits.

Cash Assistance:
    
TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)
     General Assistance (State cash program)
     Employment & Training Services (RESET)
     State Blind Pension
Medical Assistance:
    
Medicaid, for individuals and families and SSI recipients
     Healthy Beginnings, Healthy Horizons
     Nursing Home Care Programs and Waiver Programs
     Breast & Cervical Cancer Prevention & Treatment (BCCPT)
     Medicare Buy-In programs
Food Stamps
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Referrals to MATP (Medical Assistance Transportation Program), Adult Basic and CHIP
Other Information and Referrals Services

The income and resource limits vary for each program and the number of individuals in the household.

To apply for any of these benefits:
    
w     You may come into the office located at the corner of Route 209 S and Tanite Road between
             the hours of 7:30 AM and 5:00 PM.
    
w     Call our main number 424-3030 or 1-877-905-1495 for an application.
    
w     Apply on line at www.compass.state.pa.us.


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