Programs Available through Public Welfare

Medical Assistance Benefits: Payment of Medicare premiums, payment of Medicare Part A and B deductibles and coinsurances, full paid medical benefits including prescriptions, doctor or clinic visits, dental and eye care and hospitalization.
QMB Payment of Medicare premiums, payment of Medicare Part A and B deductibles and coinsurance
Specified Low Income Medicare Beneficiary Program (SLMB) Benefits: Payment of Medicare Part B monthly premium. Income guidelines based on 110% of national poverty level.
QI-1 Pays Medicare Part B premium. For income eligibility requirements, please contact your local Department of Public Welfare (DPW).
HealthChoices Coverage for medical expenses varies according to your particular situation. Contact DPW for more information.
Energy Assistance Financial assistance to lower income households towards winter heating fuel who meet income guidelines. Eligible applicants of the previous year's program automatically receive applications in the mail. New applicants can call 724-832-5524 for more information.
State Blind Pension
Westmoreland County
Payment can be made up to $100 for those that qualify.
Food Stamps Must meet income guidelines, will take into account medical expenses over $30/month, actual utility costs, child or adult care costs to a maximum of $175/month per child or adult.
adultBasic Uninsured adults may qualify for a new low-cost health insurance program. Contact DPW for information
Local Departments of Public Welfare Greensburg: 724-832-5200 or 1-800-905-541
Monessen: 724-379-1500 or 1-800-392-6932
New Kensington: 724-339-6880 or 1-800-662-3527
Welfare Information Helpline: 1-800-842-2020
Social Security

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) assures a minimum monthly income to needy persons with limited income and resources. Must be 65 years old or older or blind or disabled. Contact Social Security for more information, 1-800-772-1213 or
Dollar Energy Financial assistance with heating bills. Must have applied for energy assistance within the past year and made a sincere effort to make a payment on a utility bill within the past six months. For information, call 1-800-222-8848.
Telephone Discounts Lifeline and Link-Up provide individuals with low income discount programs on basic monthly services for their phone. Link-Up America offers a 50% reduction in the cost of the connection charge. If you are interested, call 1-800-660-2215, Monday through Friday, 8am-6pm.