Agency Name: Clinton County Assistance Office
Address: 300 Bellefonte Ave Suite 100 Lock Haven, PA 17745
Toll Free: 1-800-820-4159

Phone: 570-748-2971

LIHEAP: 570-893-4409

Fax: 570-893-2973

  • Service 1State Blind Pension Program:
    Description: Provides blind pension benefits for adults who meet visual requirements and other conditions of eligibility
    Category: Blind
    Eligibility requirements: If your visual acuity in your better eye with best correcting lens does not exceed 3/60 or 10/200, you meet the visual requirements for the State Blind Pension Program. The combined value of your real and personal property may not exceed $7,500. Your annual net income, including the Blind Pension payment, may not exceed $4,260.
  • Service 2 – Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP):
    Description: Helps low-income families, elderly and disabled individuals pay their heating bills. You do not need to have an unpaid bill to receive LIHEAP.
  • Service 3 – Education Leading to Employment and Career Training (ELECT):
    Description: Assists eligible expectant and parenting youth to break the cycle of welfare dependence. Programs are provided to help with pregnancy prevention information, guidance and service to reduce the incidence of youth pregnancy. Pennsylvania’s ELECT fatherhood Initiative is designed to motivate and challenge fathers to become involved in their children’s lives through outreach series, individual group support and education and skills training activities.
  • Service 4 – Local Public Housing:
    Description: Provides affordable apartments for eligible low-income families, elderly and people with disabilities. The Housing Voucher Program (section 8), provides vouchers to eligible low-income and working families to pay for all or part of the rent.
  • Service 5 – Earned Income Tax Credit:
    Description: For people who have work and have a qualifying child. A federal income tax return must be filed.
  • Service 6 – Medical Assistance:
    Description: Available for low-income people with assistance for medical care. Services that can be covered are physician and clinic visits, in-patient hospital care, home health care, medical supplies and equipment, nursing facility care, in-patient and out-patient psychiatric and drug and alcohol services, prescription drugs, dental and other medically necessary services.
  • Service 7 – Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP):
    Description: Provides health insurance to all uninsured children and teens that are not eligible for or enrolled in Medical Assistance. There can be a cost for care depending on parents’ income.
  • Service 8 – Women Infant and Children (WIC):
    Description: A special supplemental food Program that provides nutritious foods, milk, juice, formula and other items to low-income pregnant or breastfeeding women as well as infant up children up to age five.
  • Service 9 – Pennsylvania’s Child Care Works Program:
    Description: Offers child care subsidies to low-income families to make safe, quality child care accessible and affordable.
  • Service 10 – Child Support Enforcement Services:
    Description: Available to anyone who applies for it. The Bureau of Child Support Enforcement can help custodial parents obtain financial and medical support from the noncustodial parent. Pennsylvania’s Child Support Guidelines are used to determine the amount of support obligation.
  • Service 11 – Local Domestic Violence Agencies:
    Description: Provide free and confidential counseling, shelter, legal services and safety planning.
  • Service 12 – Homeless Assistance Program (HAP):
    Description: The Department of Public Welfare administers (HAP) which provides services to homeless in PA. Services include rental assistance, case management services, emergency shelter, bridge housing and innovation housing support services.
  • Service 13 – Social Security Administration:
    Description: Provides monthly cash benefits to elderly, blind and disabled individuals
  • Service 14 – Assistance to Immigrant Populations:
    Description: The Department of Public Welfare provides services and assistance to certain immigrant populations (refugees, asylees, Cuban or Haitian Entrants, victims of human trafficking and certain Amerasians.
  • Service 15 – Cash Assistance (TANF) and (GA):
    Description: Cash Assistance benefits are designed to help low-income families and individuals living in Pennsylvania move to independence through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and General Assistance (GA) Program. TANF provides money for dependent children and their parents or other relatives with whom they live and for pregnant women. Individuals who do not qualify for TANF may be eligible for GA depending on their circumstances.
  • Service 16 – Free or Reduced Cost School Meals:
    Description: For children whose parents meet the requirements. Parents must be below 130% poverty level, children in families receiving TANF and children in families receiving SNAP benefits are eligible for free lunches. Children in families whose income is between 130-185% of the poverty level are eligible for reduced price lunches.
  • Service 17 – Employment Placement Services:
    Description: For people who receive Cash and SNAP benefits. Employment and training activities may include subsidized and unsubsidized employment, work experience, on-the-job training, job search/job readiness and community service and vocational education.