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Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging

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The Lackawanna County Department of Human Services administers services and engages with the older adult constituents of Lackawanna County through the Area Agency on Aging.  This branch of the Human Services Department was established in 1966 to provide critical services, assessments, and protections to the residents of our community in response to the Older Americans Act of 1965.  The Act continues, through its most recent reauthorization in 2020, to serve as the foundation of our mandate. 

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties is once again offering the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program to prepare local, state and federal income tax returns for FREE!  There are NO hidden fees or charges - this is a completely FREE Service designed to help people secure all the refunds and credits for which they are eligible

2023 Changes to Social Security Income and Impact on SNAP Eligibility

Federal changes will impact all SNAP recipients – more than 1.9 million Pennsylvanians – with a significant reduction in monthly food assistance funds imminently beginning in March 2023. Learn more and find food resources below

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