A criminal record may impact eligibility for both state and federal public benefits. Criminal convictions can also stop a person from getting a job, being admitted to a school, or renting an apartment.
An outstanding warrant for failure to appear, fleeing prosecution, probation or parole violation or unpaid fines, court costs or restitution may render a person ineligible for TANF, Medical Assistance, SSI, SSD, SNAP or subsidized housing.
Clean Slate is a Pennsylvania law that automatically sealed 30 million eligible misdemeanor criminal cases. Misdemeanors not eligible to be sealed