Public Benefits Unit


The Public Benefits Unit assists clients with getting, keeping, and resolving problems with SNAP, TANF, SSI, LIHEAP and other public benefits.

The Unemployment Compensation Unit assists clients with Unemployment Compensation.

Practice Areas: Public Benefits   Food Stamps   Medical Assistance   SSDI   SSI   Welfare   Utilities

Intake Procedure:

Applicants may come to walk-in intake or call the telephone intake line, except that applicants whose legal problem is SSI need to apply through Community Legal Services (CLS).  For the intake hours at CLS, see the SSI page of CLS's web site.

Applicants may also apply online (for legal problems other than SSI).

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicant must be LSC eligible and a resident of Philadelphia.

Funded By: Legal Services Corporation

Projects of the Public Benefits Unit

Professionals

David Hill - Attorney

David Hill is the Supervising Attorney of the Public Benefits Unit.

Kathleen Taintor - Paralegal