Cash Assistance While My Delaware County Work Comp, SSD, or LTD Claim is Pending

Greg Boles
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Partner at The Boles Firm | Experience Matters

If you are injured or disabled and you're a Delaware County resident, you may need a Delaware County workers' compensation or disability lawyer from The Boles Firm to handle your claim for workers' compensation, Social Security disability, or long-term disability benefits.  But if you've suffered an on the job injury or a disabling condition and your claim has been denied, what can you do?  Are other resources available while you await the outcome of your case? 

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.

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 Delaware County.


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


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:  

Lancaster UC Service Center 
36 East Grant Ave. 
Lancaster, PA 17602 

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 Delaware County Unemployment Compensation Office, which is located at the following address:  

Chester Unemployment Office
701 Crosby StreetChesterPennsylvania19013


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

The Delaware County Office of Vocational Rehabilitation is not located in Delaware County.  To apply for assistance with OVR, you have to do so in the Norristown office at the following address:

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
1875 New Hope Street
Norristown, PA 19401-3146 

484 250 4340
484 250 4357 (TTY) 
800 221 1042 (free voice) 
888 616 0470 (free TTY)


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:


Delaware County Assistance Office Headquarters
701 Crosby Street, Suite A
Chester, PA 19013-6099

Phone: 610-447-5500
LIHEAP 610-447-3099 
FAX: 610-447-5399


Crosby District
701 Crosby Street, Suite A
Chester, PA 19013-6099

Phone: 610-447-5500 
LIHEAP: 610-447-3099
FAX: 610-447-5399


Darby District
845 Main Street
Darby, PA 19023

Phone: 610-461-3800 
FAX: 610-461-3900


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 Delaware County Social Security office directly.

To locate by zip code, click here.

Social Security Administration 
807 Crosby Street
Chester, PA 19013

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