Agency Name: Clinton County Assistance Office
Address: 300 Bellefonte Ave Suite 100 Lock Haven, PA 17745
Toll Free: 1-800-820-4159
- Service 1
– State Blind Pension Program:
Description: Provides blind pension benefits for adults who meet
visual requirements and other conditions of eligibility
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
- Service 2 – Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
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
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
- 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
- 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
- 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.