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January 14, 2019
Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller today announced that February benefits for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients will be dispersed on January 18, 2019, and will be available for use by January 19, 2019. The early payment follows an announcement from
January 9, 2019
Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller today joined advocates and researchers to discuss hunger on college campuses and how the Wolf Administration is addressing hunger among students in Pennsylvania.
January 8, 2019
At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a plan to ensure that low-income Americans have access to the nutrition they need, despite the inability of Congress to pass an appropriations bill that safely secures our borders. The plan
December 20, 2018
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has moved to establish a permanent wireless distribution program for low-income Pennsylvania residents with disabilities and initiated a review of Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) and Telecommunications Device Distribution Program (TDDP)
December 18, 2018
Volunteers are being sought for a new pro bono project sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Association and Community Legal Services of Philadelphia . The Clean Slate Review Project will provide information and advice to people who may benefit from the new Clean Slate law. The Clean Slate legislation
December 5, 2018
The Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Excellence Award, as well as the awarding of the Outstanding Leadership in Support of Legal Services Award.
November 30, 2018
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published the November 2018 edition of Health Law PA News , 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
November 29, 2018
Reverse mortgages are intended to help elders age in their homes. Yet, across the country, widows and widowers are losing their homes because of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s failure to prevent foreclosures on reverse mortgages that their now-deceased spouses

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