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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

June 2019
Jul 2019
Aug 2019
Sept 2019
Oct 2019​Nov 2019
264,955
296,286
298,107
270,685
296,971
​297,013
​Dec 2019
​Jan 2020
Feb 2020
​Mar 2020
Apr 2020
May 2020
​294,322
​312,264
255,678
​306,101
343,556
275,025


Total Applications Processed

​June 2019
Jul 2019
Aug 2019
Sept 2019
​Oct 2019
​Nov 2019
​212,053
244,172
238,354

238,354
229,712
 Dec 2019
​Jan 2020
​Feb 2020
Mar 2020
Apr 2020​May 2020
249,761
264,722
222,801
241,089
322,151
209,786

Total Applications Approved

​June 2019
Jul 2019
Aug 2019
​Sept 2019
​Oct 2019
Nov 2019
128,035
145,089
143,345


133,396
​Dec 2019
​Jan 2020
​Feb 2020
Mar 2020
Apr 2020​May 2020
134,740
150,233
131,369
145,689
218,192
123,980


Total Applications Rejected

June 2019
Jul 2019
Aug 2019
Sept 2019
Oct 2019
​Nov 2019
84,018
99,083
95,009


96,316
​Dec 2019
Jan 2020Feb 2020
Mar 2020
Apr 2020May 2020
115,021
114,489
91,432
95,400
103,959
85,806


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.