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December 4, 2019
The Trump Administration issued a final rule that would weaken the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) — the nation’s first defense against hunger — and take food off the tables of nearly 700,000 people.
December 2, 2019
Starting on January 8, 2020, Social Security offices nationwide will be open to the public on Wednesday afternoons, Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, announced. This change restores Wednesday public service hours that were last in place in late 2012. “I don’t want someone to come to our
November 25, 2019
The Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Excellence Award. The Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Excellence Awards recognize legal aid attorneys, paralegals, support staff and friends of civil legal aid who support the clients
November 21, 2019
As part of its annual “Prepare Now” education campaign, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today urged consumers to evaluate energy options with competitive suppliers as most electric utilities will adjust electric generation prices on December 1 for non-shopping, or default service,
November 21, 2019
Dealing with debt collection issues can be challenging—especially when you’re not sure if the person you’re being contacted by is a legitimate debt collector or someone trying to scam you. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has released this new video which offers information on your rights
November 21, 2019
Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller has announced the findings of a study on the effects of permanent supportive housing programs on long-term health and health care spending among Medicaid recipients experiencing homelessness. The study, conducted in partnership with the
November 20, 2019
Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, and Gail S. Ennis, the Inspector General for the Social Security Administration, announce the launch of a dedicated online form at https://oig.ssa.gov to receive reports from the public of Social Security-related scams. These scams—in which fraudulent
November 12, 2019
Jay Alberstadt, Esq., the President of the Board of Directors of Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network (“PLAN”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick Cicero, Esq. , as PLAN’s new Executive Director, effective January 15, 2020. Patrick will succeed the current Executive Director, Sam Milkes, who

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