The Department of Public Assistance is the state of PA welfare department. For relation to my budget, they provide $22.10 in financial assistance. This sounds like it’s not a lot of money, and you would be correct. However, when considering my budget, this extra money does help a bit. This money can be thought of as contributing to my discretionary spending which is more than $22.10. In reality, I just use math for figure everything out, and my DPA benefit is part of that math solution.