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Benefits/Financial Counseling For Families


Offering free, one-on-one support to apply for public benefits. or call (844) 848-4376

BenePhilly offers free, one-on-one help to enroll Philadelphia residents in public benefit programs. These programs can help you afford some expenses, such as:

  • Prescription drugs.
  • Health insurance.
  • Food.
  • Property taxes.
  • Heat and other utilities.
  • Paying for college.
  • Disability benefits.

A BenePhilly counselor can fill out public benefit applications with you and follow up on the status of your applications.
lso, info on the “Medicaid Unwinding”. Need to update your info NOW to continue to get Medicaid/CHIP.


COMPASS–Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Access to Social Services–is a web site that allows individuals and community based organizations access to screen for, apply for, and renew a broad range of social programs including Food Stamps, Health Care, Cash Assistance ect.-see what your family is eligible for!! ALSO, download myCOMPASS PA app from apple, android to check benefits, upload documents, check status and balances. No more lines!


Clarifi  provides a wide variety of counseling services and educational programs designed to empower individual of all economic levels financially, and to help them before, during or after a period of financial difficulty. Help with: budgeting; bankruptcy; credit; savings; foreclosures and more. 1635 Market Street 5th Floor 19103 Call 1-800-989-2227 or go to website for info and to schedule an appointment. Online appointments click here.

FreshEBT App

Amazing FREE app that tracks your EBT spending, helps with monthly food budgeting, helps find helpful resources in your community, and even has coupons. Download here

WORC (Women’s Opportunity Resource Center)

The WORC promotes social and economic self-sufficiency primarily for economically disadvantaged women and their families. 2010 Chestnut, 215-564-5500.

Utility Programs

Click here to be directed to various Utility Programs to help with paying your utilities.

Child Tax Credit Info

Get maximum benefit for the Expanded Child Tax Credit. Click here

You Earned It Philly

Don’t miss your chance to get back up to $6,242 with the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit. FREE tax prep for lower income Philadelphians all over the city. Go to website for info and locations

A parnership with United Way, Goodwill and Walmart Foundation provides free tax services online and in person. Go to for info.

Benefits and Free Tax Prep from the Campaign for Working Families

Free tax preparation. Call 215-454-6483 or visit the web site. Virtual Tax Prep info here.

City of Phila. Financial Empowerments Centers

Philadelphia’s network of Financial Empowerment Centers provide FREE high-quality, one-on-one financial counseling with professionally trained counselors to help clients transition from debt management to saving.
Call 1-855-FIN-PHIL or click

Benefits Data Trust Philadelphia

Click link below to see if you qualify for benefits
Operates BenPhilly where you can call 1-800-236-2194 or go online to apply for benefits or go to a BenePhilly site in person. Phila. FIGHT 1207 Chestnut Street, 3rd Floor; Catholic Social Services 4400 N Reese St.; PEC 325 N. 39th Street 19104; Project Home 1515 Fairmount Ave; UESF 1608 Walnut Street, Suite 600.; United Communities SW 2029 S. 8th St.

Keystone Scholars FREE $100 to Start your child’s education NOW

Keystone Scholars is an investment in every Pennsylvania baby’s bright future, including yours.

Keystone Scholars provides $100 for every baby born to a PA family on or after January 1, 2019 to be used for your child’s future post-secondary education expenses. The $100 is invested and will grow alongside your child. Your Keystone Scholars account can be used for qualified higher education expenses including tuition, fees, books, and more at a vocational or technical school, apprenticeship, community college, or four-year university. Go to and start your child’s future now.

Amazon Prime $5.99 month for SNAP/Medicaid

Individuals who receive SNAP (food stamp) or Medicaid, ca get Amazon Prime for $5.99 month and can use their benefits to get food and discounts on diapers and other goods. Click here for info.

New Kensington Community Development Corp.

Multiple resources for the Kensington residents/businesses and surrounding community to help it’s community thrive. Go to to check out their many programs or call 215- 427-0350

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