The manner in which Pennsylvania operates its county assistance offices would change under a new proposal from the Department of Human Services that was included in Governor Wolf’s proposed FY 2018 budget.
Under the plan, the state would consolidate county assistance office back-office operations in five new regional processing centers. While every county will have what DHS is calling a county assistance office “presence,” the new approach would lead to the lay-off of 70 of the county assistance office program’s nearly 7000 employees.
The process of determining Medicaid eligibility in Pennsylvania either begins or works its way through the state’s county assistance offices.
Learn more about the proposal to change some aspects of county assistance office operations in this DHS notice.