Welcome to the home for statistics for Medical Assistance, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (also known as food stamps), cash assistance, TANF participation, CHIP, County Assistance profiles and other studies conducted by the Department of Public Welfare. Extensive data about the department's programs can be found here.
DPW at a glance
- 2,766,182 unique individuals receive a service from a DPW program. This means that for every 2.1 employed persons in PA there is one person receiving a DPW benefit
- 2,231,577 individuals enrolled into Medical Assistance (March 2012)
- 1,845,959 individuals are enrolled in food stamps (April 2012))
- 212,881 receiving TANF (April 2012)
- 69,344 receiving CASH assistance via General Assistance (GA) (April 2012)
- 26,129 individuals with intellectual disabilities receiving community base services through Medical Assistance (March 2012)
- 284 Adults with Autism served in a community based program (November 2011)
- 796,895 individuals receiving behavioral health services (For Fiscal Year 2010-11)
- 120,801 receiving services through child care works (child care subsidies) (April 2012)
- 171,353 children receiving child welfare services in the home (For Fiscal Year 2010-11)
- 168,821 children served in high quality child care settings (Keystone STARS) (For Fiscal Year 2010-11)
- DPW’s staff complement is 15,936 (as of April 2012)
In addition, the department published a progress report detailing information on major initiatives and outcomes.
Office of Income Maintenance Progress Report for 2010
If you cannot find the information you need, please contact DPW.