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02/24/2017

The National Housing Law Project (NHLP) is hosting a free webinar on March 1, 2017 from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm Eastern on HUD's Final Rule Implementing VAWA 2013.

The webinar will provide specifics on provisions outlined in HUD’s final rule, effective December 16, 2016, that implements critical protections for survivors of domestic and sexual violence accessing federally subsidizing housing.

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02/09/2017

More than a million Pennsylvania residents would lose their health insurance and more than 2.5 million seniors could lose protection from large prescription costs if the Affordable Care Act is repealed, according to data contained in a major report released by the Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaborative (PHFC).

In addition, virtually every Pennsylvanian with private health insurance – nearly 10 million people – would lose valuable protections including coverage for pre-existing conditions, limits on age-related premium increases, elimination of life-time limits and a ban on insurance companies using medical information to refuse coverage or set higher premiums, and the right for children to remain on their parents’ health insurance until age 26.

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01/31/2017

LSC America's Partner For Equal JusticeThe 2017 Application Loan Cycle for the Legal Services Corporation Herbert S. Garten Loan Repayment Assistance Program will open on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 9:00 AM Eastern Standard Time.

The deadline for application submissions during this cycle is Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.

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01/31/2017

Pennsylvania Health Law ProjectThe Pennsylvania Health Law Project has released the January 2017 edition of Health Law PA News. Health Law PA News is a free newsletter containing the latest news relating to Health Law in Pennsylvania. You can subscribe to receive the PHLP eNews, which links to the Health Law PA News on the PHLP website at www.phlp.org

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01/27/2017

If you worked last year and your income is less than $53,505, check out your eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). EITC can mean up to a $6,269 refund when you file a return and have qualifying children. Workers with no qualifying children could be eligible for a smaller credit, up to 506 dollars. In Pennsylvania last year EITC added an average of $2,271 to refunds.

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