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Jul 12, 2012, 03:48 ET Governor Corbett Honors Department of Public Welfare Employees for Innovations to Streamline the Benefits Appeals Process for Clients

The Bureau of Hearings and Appeals has received a first-ever Governor's Innovator Award for dramatically reducing the work hours and processing time...


Jun 11, 2012, 11:48 ET Department of Public Welfare Honored for Innovative Technology that Connects Vulnerable Children with Needed Child Support

Pennsylvania's national leadership in connecting children with vital child support has been enhanced with a first-of-its kind computer application...


Jun 04, 2012, 10:52 ET Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Announces Enhanced Approach to Care for People with Intellectual Disabilities

The Department of Public Welfare today announced an enhanced direction for the department's services for people with intellectual disabilities which...


May 31, 2012, 11:49 ET Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Launches New Transparency Portal

To help Pennsylvania taxpayers better understand how the Department of Public Welfare spends their money, Secretary Gary D. Alexander today announced ...


May 29, 2012, 11:00 ET Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Continues Assault on Fraud; Conducts First Out-of-State Benefit Card Analysis

Secretary of the Department of Public Welfare Gary D. Alexander today announced the results of the department's initial review of out-of-state...


May 11, 2012, 10:01 ET Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Releases Child Abuse Report to Increase Awareness, Highlight Prevention

The Department of Public Welfare today released the 2011 Annual Child Abuse Report, which offers statistics on child abuse cases in Pennsylvania and...


May 08, 2012, 01:31 ET Pa. Department of Public Welfare Celebrates 10 Years of Quality Child Care

Governor Tom Corbett, the Department of Public Welfare and hundreds of children and families today celebrated 10 years of quality child care in...


Apr 17, 2012, 10:05 ET Pennsylvania DPW Highlights Safety and Care Regulations at Personal Care Homes

The Department of Public Welfare today released the 2011 Adult Residential Care Licensing report, which highlights the department's licensing efforts ...


Apr 03, 2012, 02:56 ET PA Department of Public Welfare Marks April as Child Abuse Prevention Month

In an effort to recognize the importance of protecting Pennsylvania's children from abuse and neglect, Department of Public Welfare Secretary Gary D. ...


Mar 28, 2012, 09:55 ET Pennsylvania Home Heating Assistance for Low-Income Families Extended to April 13

Pennsylvanians struggling to pay home heating bills will have extra time to apply for financial help through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance...


Mar 23, 2012, 10:29 ET DPW: Obama Health Care Law Will Negatively Impact Pennsylvania, Make Difficult Fiscal Situation Worse

Pennsylvania Secretary of Public Welfare Gary D. Alexander and Congressman Pitts joined together today in Lancaster to hold a news conference marking ...


Feb 28, 2012, 09:36 ET Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Software Product Receives National Governors Association Honor

Leading by example in the effort to improve government and save taxpayer dollars, Secretary of Public Welfare Gary D. Alexander today announced that...


Feb 27, 2012, 11:00 ET Dauphin County Man Named to Lead Pennsylvania Governor's Cabinet and Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities

The Department of Public Welfare today announced that Devon Grant of Harrisburg will serve as the new executive director of the Governor's Cabinet...


Feb 24, 2012, 10:57 ET Heating Bill Help Available for Low-Income Households Until March 31

Pennsylvania is receiving an additional $52.3 million in federal funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to assist those...


Feb 01, 2012, 12:00 ET Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Proposes New Asset Test Limits for SNAP

The Department of Public Welfare has submitted its final plan to the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to reinstate the asset test for the...


Jan 26, 2012, 02:55 ET Pennsylvania DPW Releases Nation's Most Comprehensive Autism Needs Assessment

The Department of Public Welfare today announced the release of the PA Autism Needs Assessment study, which includes feedback from 3,500 Pennsylvania ...


Jan 05, 2012, 01:00 ET Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare to Consolidate Financial Management Services Under Medicaid Home- and Community-Based Waivers

The Department of Public Welfare is consolidating the number of organizations that provide Financial Management Services (FMS) to Medicaid enrollees...


Jan 04, 2012, 10:20 ET Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Awards Grants to Help Prevent Child Abuse, Neglect

The Department of Public Welfare has awarded more than $1.5 million in Children's Trust Fund grants to 13 community organizations, Secretary Gary D....


Dec 14, 2011, 12:00 ET First Lady Susan Corbett, State Employees Bring Holiday Cheer to Pennsylvania Families in Need

First Lady Susan Corbett, Secretary of Public Welfare Gary D. Alexander and representatives of the departments of Health, Transportation and Labor &...


Nov 21, 2011, 09:46 ET Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Creates Office of Program Integrity to Strengthen Efforts to Curb Fraud, Waste and Abuse

The Department of Public Welfare has created an Office of Program Integrity to better coordinate efforts to stop welfare fraud, Secretary of Public...


Nov 17, 2011, 11:00 ET Department of Public Welfare Recognizes National Adoption Month, Highlights Children Waiting for Permanent Families

Recognizing November's observance of National Adoption Month, Secretary of Public Welfare Gary D. Alexander today reminded Pennsylvanians that there...


Oct 27, 2011, 11:59 ET Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program to Open Nov. 1 in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvanians who may have trouble paying their home-heating bill this winter can apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)...


Oct 07, 2011, 11:39 ET Pennsylvania Departments of Public Welfare, Labor & Industry Celebrate Achievements of Working Pennsylvanians with Disabilities

he state departments of Public Welfare and Labor & Industry are marking National Disability Employment Awareness Month by encouraging employers to...


Sep 25, 2011, 04:05 ET Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Opens District Offices in Philadelphia to Accept D-SNAP Applications for Hurricane Irene Victims

Two of the Department of Public Welfare's Philadelphia district offices have opened for Hurricane Irene flood victims to apply for the Disaster SNAP...


Sep 22, 2011, 01:17 ET Department of Public Welfare Awarded Grant to Help Pennsylvania Children and Youth with Emotional Disabilities

Secretary of the Department of Public Welfare Gary D. Alexander today announced that Pennsylvania is one of 19 states chosen to receive a federal...