|TANF||Extended TANF||SNAP (formerly food stamps)||SSI||SSDI|
|Who is eligible?||Low-income families with children (including people caring for their relatives’ children) and pregnant women. Adults must comply with work requirements.||Low-Income families who have used all of their 60 months of regular TANF. Adults must comply with work requirements that are stricter than regular TANF.||Almost all low-income citizens. Many immigrants are now eligible.||Low-income people with disabilities, blind, or age 65+. Immigrants may not be eligible during their first 5 years in the United States.||People with long-term disabilities, blind, or 65+ and with significant work histories|
|What does it provide?||Cash.
One person: $205/month
|Through the ACCESS card, credits to use at grocery stores. Amount depends on income, household size, family composition and housing and utilities costs.||Cash.
One person: $710.00/month
One person: about $2,000/max per month *
Family: $3,400/max per month *
* Depending on work history
|Medical coverage||Yes: Medical Assistance||Yes: Medical Assistance||No (you need to apply for Medical Asst.)||Yes: Medical Assistance||Yes, but only after 2 years: Medicare|
|Are there time limits?||Yes: Entire family loses TANF once any adult in the family has received TANF for 60 months after 3/3/97||No.||In most parts of PA, childless adults ages 18-47 may be limited to 3 months in a 3-year period if they are not working. **||No||No|
|Where to apply||Local welfare office. To find the nearest office, call (800) 692-7462||Notify your caseworker that you want to apply for extended TANF.||Local welfare office. To find the nearest office, call (800) 692-7462||Local Social Security Administration office, or call (800) 772-1213.||Local Social Security Administration office, or call (800) 772-1213.|
** These individuals, Able-bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD’s), are exempt from time-limited participation in the SNAP/Food Stamp Program until September 10, 2010.