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January 13, 2021
Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. is happy to announce that in place of the one and one-half day in-person PLAN DAP-SSI/SSDI training offered for advocates in past years, we are offering eight virtual online sessions throughout the month of February.
January 11, 2021
Bloomberg Law today announced that it is now offering complimentary access to its legal research platform to all grantees of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), supporting the delivery of high-quality, civil legal assistance in every U.S. state, territory, and the District of Columbia. Bloomberg
January 8, 2021
The Legal Services Corporation’s (LSC) Innovations in Technology Conference, the largest event dedicated to expanding access to justice through technological innovation, will be held virtually on January 12-14. This is LSC’s 21st annual technology conference and will feature more than 40 sessions on
January 8, 2021
Starting this week, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service are sending approximately 8 million second Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) by prepaid debit card. These EIP Cards follow the millions of payments already made by direct deposit and the ongoing mailing of paper checks that
January 4, 2021
The Internal Revenue Service today urged people to visit IRS.gov for the most current information on the second round of Economic Impact Payments rather than calling the agency or their financial institutions or tax software providers. IRS phone assistors do not have additional information beyond
December 22, 2020
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published the November/December 2020 edition of PHLP Health Law News. You can subscribe to receive the PHLP Health Law News on the PHLP website at www.phlp.org. This edition features the following articles: Is a CHC Plan Taking Away Services? Appeal! DHS
December 18, 2020
With two federal pandemic unemployment programs set to expire at the end of this month, the Departments of Labor & Industry and Agriculture want Pennsylvanians to know there are additional state programs available, including food assistance.
December 17, 2020
U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) are introducing the Clean Slate Act to give more than 70 million Americans, with nonviolent criminal records, a second chance to fully participate in society. This bipartisan legislation would remove major barriers for many Americans in finding

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