Number of People Enrolled in Department Benefit Programs

PA Citizens Enrolled in Welfare Pie Chart. People receiving benefits: 3,229,564.  People not receiving benefits: 9,572,939.

* Total count of recipients enrolled in any type of welfare assistance program at any time during March 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 25.2 percent of Pennsylvania citizens. Below are 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 chart and table below show the total number of applications received for all types of benefits offered by the department.

DHS Total Applications Received Statistics Line Chart 

    

 

Apr 2018

May 2018

June 2018

July 2018

Aug 2018

Sep 2018

Oct 2018

Nov 2018

Dec 2018

Jan 2019

Feb 2019

Mar 2019

Total Applications

265,293

265,840

257,836

280,395

297,641

262,923

302,502

293,006

274,659

295,047

232,901

282,504

 

 

Welfare Applications Processed Bar Chart

     

 

Apr 2018

May 2018

June 2018

July 2018

Aug 2018

Sep 2018

Oct 2018

Nov 2018

Dec 2018

Jan 2019

Feb 2019

Mar 2019

Applications Processed

172,652

180,340

168,624

185,830

239,773

211,872

248,203

235,745

236,495

257,067

210,554

228,497

Applications Approved

101,126

103,203

96,926

102,584

146,479

124,207

143,507

132,427

129,337

144,481

117,491

138,285

Applications Rejected

71,526

77,137

71,698

83,246

93,294

87,665

104,696

103,318

107,158

112,586

93,063

90,212

 
The Department of Human Services (“DHS”) 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.