How do you renew your Compass benefits?


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To renew your COMPASS benefits, go to the COMPASS website or visit your local county assistance office and do so in person. Alternatively, download and print an application, and mail it to the office, explains the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. Addresses and both local and toll-free phone numbers for each county assistance office are available on the COMPASS website.

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The COMPASS website features four different benefit departments. The Department of Human Services Benefits includes medical assistance, cash assistance, supplemental nutritional program benefits, long-term care or community-based services waiver. Pennsylvanian Insurance Department Benefits is for the Children's Health Insurance Program, and the Department of Human Services Benefit is for Child Care Works subsidized child-care redetermination. Apply for LIHEAP lets you apply for the federal Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program using your COMPASS registration number. Select each benefit category separately, advises COMPASS.

COMPASS requires that you enter your renewal date and a county/case record before reapplying for benefits on its website. This information is included in the renewal notice that you receive from the DHS before your renewal is due. Your Social Security number is also required. Enter this information in the fields provided, then click the button at the bottom of the page to sign in, COMPASS explains.

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