Archive | Barriers to Benefits

Is the DPW the new DMV?

Is the DPW the new DMV?

For years, Just Harvest has been helping Allegheny County residents overcome the obstacles they encounter when applying for public benefits at the County Assistance Offices. Despite our continued efforts to raise these systematic problems as a public concern, very little has been done by the state’s Department of Public Welfare to address these chronic issues. […]

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Pennsylvania vs. food stamps

The following op-ed appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on July 8, 2013  The Corbett administration is denying and delaying benefits For anyone who has sat in the waiting room of a welfare office, or spent day after day trying to get an actual caseworker on the phone, it’s not a shock to hear that Pennsylvania now ranks […]

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