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​Number of Individuals Enrolled in DHS Benefits Programs


* Total count of recipients enrolled in any type of welfare assistance program at any time during August 2019. A recipient is only counted once regardless of whether they are enrolled in one or multiple programs during the month.

The Department of Human Services oversees services that offer vital support to approximately 24.7 percent of Pennsylvania citizens. In the column on the right, you will find links that break out some of the department's most utilized programs and show enrollment numbers for each program.

Application for Benefits: Received and Processed

The table below show the total number of applications received for all types of benefits offered by the department.

Total Applications Received

Feb 2020
Mar 2020
Apr 2020
May 2020
Jun 2020Jul 2020
255,678
306,101
343,556
275,025
186,219
189,271
Aug 2020
Sept 2020
Oct 2020Nov 2020
Dec 2020
Jan 2021
201,218
191,207
218,626
242,065
270,962
259,474


Total Applications Processed

​Feb 2020
Mar 2020
Apr 2020May 2020
Jun 2020
Jul 2020
22,801
241,089
322,151
209,786
166,433
159,103
 Aug 2020
Sept 2020
Oct 2020
Nov 2020
Dec 2020​Jan 2021
169,886
170,468
187,798
192,256
241,794
221,242

Total Applications Approved

Feb 2020Mar 2020
Apr 2020
May 2020
Jun 2020
Jul 2020
131,369
145,689
218,192
123,980
91,978
87,976
Aug 2020
Sept 2020
Oct 2020
Nov 2020
Dec 2020Jan 2020
99,098
97,658
107,152
107,166
133,668
120,816


Total Applications Rejected

Feb 2020
Mar 2020
Apr 2020
May 2020
Jun 2020Jul 2020
91,432
95,400
103,959
85,806
74,455
71,127
Aug 2020
Sept 2020Oct 2020
Nov 2020
Dec 2020Jan 2021
70,788
72,810
80,646
85,090
108,126
100,426


The Department of Human Services does not warrant or guarantee the data provided for any purpose except its own use. Further, the data provided is only from sources available to DHS and only purports to demonstrate the status of the data at a certain point in time. DHS is not liable or responsible for outside use of this data, or for any indirect or consequential damages which may result from the use of this data.