The Deputy Secretary for the Office of Income Maintenance is responsible for the statewide administration of Pennsylvania's Public Assistance programs. These programs include: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), General Assistance (GA), State Blind Pension, Food Stamps, eligibility-related functions for Medical Assistance, employment and training, and home heating and cooling assistance (LIHEAP). These programs are managed through a headquarters staff and 67 County Assistance Offices with 9,400 Department employees.
The Deputy Secretary also is responsible for the supervision of the Title IV-D State Plan for child support. The child support program is administered through Title IV-D Cooperative Agreements signed by the County Commissioners and President Judges of the County Courts of Common Pleas in the 67 counties. The Domestic Relations Sections (DRSs) in the County Courts of Common Pleas are responsible for local and county Title IV-D program operations.