Cash and Assistance for Monroe County Residents Who Have Suffered Work Injuries or Disabling Illnesses

Greg Boles
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If you need a Monroe County Workers' Comp, Social Security Disability, or Long-Term Disability attorney to handle your case, please call us.  Whether you hire us or not, however, you're going to need help if your claim is denied and you have no income.  I wrote Battered and Broke: Making Ends Meet When your Workers' Comp Claim is Denied to help people who have suffered a sudden loss of income as a result of injury or illness.  For a complete list of all the benefits that may be available to you, download Battered and Broke.

The premier organization that provides free help to the disabled in navigating the confusing benefits system is Meeting Life's Challenges, which can be accessed here.

Most Pennsylvania benefits are available through the Compass website.  The following is a discussion of many of the types of benefits available to Monroe County residents, along with the addresses and forms that need to be filed in connection with such claims. 

I strongly advise you to review my general overview of the benefits available, which you can access by clicking here. The following gives you the specific information you need to file for benefits in Monroe County.

TOOLS FOR MEETING LIFE’S CHALLENGES

The premier organization providing FREE ACCESS to information about services and benefits for individuals with a disability and their families. Please let them know that The Boles Firm recommended them!

  • Federal, state and local cash benefits
  • Medicare & Medicaid benefits
  • Private insurance benefits & appeals
  • In-home and community-based services
  • Educational advocacy
  • Home and vehicle modifications
  • Long-term care planning

Toll Fee: 866-594-8362

Website: Tools For Meeting Life's Challenges

UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION

You can apply for unemployment compensation benefits by filling out an application which you can obtain here.  The finished application should be mailed to the following address:

Scranton UC Service Center
30 Stauffer Industrial Park
Taylor, PA 18517-965

In the alternative, you can apply for unemployment compensation using the Compass web site, which you can access by clicking here.  Finally, you can apply for unemployment compensation benefits in person at the Monroe County Unemployment Compensation Office, which is located at the following address:  

Tannersville Unemployment Office
2937 Pennsylvania 611
Tannersville, PA 18372

Phone number 570-620-2850

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION

For a discussion of the benefits available through the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, click here and scroll the test to "VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION."

To apply for assistance with OVR, you have to do so at the following address:

Vocational Rehabilitation Services
45 N. Fourth Street
Allentown, PA 18102

610-821-6441
610-821-6144 TTY
800-922-9536
800-377-9207 TTY


DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

For all Pennsylvania residents, there are a variety of benefits available to you through the Department of Human Services, including cash assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance and health coverage, all of which are described in more detail here. You can apply for these benefits through the Compass web site, which can be accessed here.  You can also fill out an application for benefits, which you can access by clicking here.  Once you have filled out the form, bring the completed form to your County Assistance Office (CAO) at the address set forth below:

Monroe County Assistance Office
1972 West Main Street, Suite 101
Stroudsburg, PA 18360-0232

1-877-905-1495
570-424-3030
LIHEAP 570-424-3517
Fax number 570-424-3915

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS

More information concerning the SSD and SSI programs is set forth in Battered and Broke and in the text summary that you may access here.  To apply for Social Security disability benefits online, click here.

Anyone who seeks Supplemental Security Income benefits must apply by scheduling an appointment with your local Social Security office, which can be reached by calling 1-800-772-1213 or (TTY) 1-800-325-0778 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  In the alternative, you can contact your Monroe County Social Security office directly.

Social Security Office:

Social Security Administration
9090 Franklin Hill Road, Suite 101
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

Phone number 570-223-5033
1-800-772-1213

To obtain the location and information about your local workers' compensation office, click here.