Many community college students are eligible for public benefits that can help pay for food, healthcare, childcare and more. Montgomery County Community College has teamed up with national nonprofit, Benefits Data Trust, to support you in applying for public benefits.

What is the PA Benefits Center?

The PA Benefits Center is a contact center that provides personalized one-on-one assistance to Montco students and families so that they can learn about their eligibility and apply for multiple benefits during one easy application process.

The PA Benefits Center is staffed with compassionate specialists who are trained in assisting individuals by screening for up to 14 benefit programs.

How to contact the PA Benefits Center?

Students and/or their families should contact 1-866-260-9941 to learn more about their eligibility and the application process Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eligibility depends on your income and other factors).

Who should call the PA Benefits Center?

Montco students and their families who are looking for resources that can help them meet their basic needs.

Many PA community college students are now eligible to apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or food assistance) based on their program of study.

Why call the PA Benefits Center?

The PA Benefits Center offers a streamlined application process that makes it possible to apply for multiple benefits over the phone at one time, instead of calling or visiting multiple agencies.

Benefits Center specialists help callers understand how to find and prepare any documentation that is needed for an application; and they conduct ongoing follow-up to ensure that applications are successfully submitted.

It’s free and easy to apply, just call and a specialist will help you apply over the phone.