PA Updates & News

Quick Tips!

Now you can apply for cash assistance, food assistance and Medicaid online, wherever you can access the internet. Just go to and click “Apply for Benefits.

SKIMMING: What is happening?

According to the Federal Food and Nutrition Service, Ohio is among a number of states being targeted by criminals stealing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. This is known as skimming. In skimming, criminals use a device placed over a point-of-sale card reader that steals information from payment cards like SNAP EBT and cash assistance cards. This means SNAP or cash assistance benefits could be stolen without you knowing.

If you have fallen victim to EBT skimming, please follow the link to download and print the necessary form to be completed and returned to PA.

Sign up for text messages!

You can sign up to receive text messages one of 3 ways through our Call Center 1-844-640-6446:

  1. Select option no. 2
  2. Authenticate your information
  3. The system tells the status of your case
  4. Select option no. 2 to sign up for text messages and alerts
  5. Select 1 to agree, or 2 to decline
  6. Select 1 to sign up with the number you are calling from or; 2 to sign up with a different number

Introducing E-Signature!

The Self Service Portal:

2024 Holidays / Agency Closing:

Mon. Jan 1, 2024 New Year’s Day

Mon Jan 15, 2024 Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Mon Feb 19, 2024 Presidents’ Day

Mon. May 27, 2024 Memorial Day

Wed. June 19, 2024 Juneteenth Day

Thurs. July 4, 2024 Independence Day

Mon. Sept. 2, 2024 Labor Day

Fri. Nov. 11, 2024 Veterans’ Day

Thurs. Nov. 28, 2024 Thanksgiving Day

Fri. Nov. 29, 2024 Friday after Thanksgiving

Wed. Dec. 25, 2024 Christmas Day

Please note: Departments not under the jurisdiction of the Board of Commissioners may follow a different Holiday Schedule.