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CoronaVirus (COVID-19) Information

May 28, 2020
In an Order issued May 27, 2020, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court announced that the statewide judicial emergency will end effective June 1, 2020. As part of its Order, the Court has directed that administrative orders issued by the intermediate appellate courts, as well as local emergency orders and
May 27, 2020
As Economic Impact Payments continue to be successfully delivered, the Internal Revenue Service today reminds taxpayers that some payments are being sent by prepaid debit card. The debit cards arrive in a plain envelope from "Money Network Cardholder Services."
May 20, 2020
The Wolf Administration received approval from the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Depart. of Agriculture to allow Pennsylvania to join the pilot program that lets recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, purchase groceries online
May 19, 2020
Governor Tom Wolf and Treasurer Joe Torsella today announced that many older homeowners, renters and people with disabilities will receive early rebates through the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program. Rebates are typically issued starting July 1, but the governor and treasurer are issuing the rebates
May 18, 2020
PA Department of Labor & Industry has announced the launch of Pennsylvania's Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program to provide an additional 13 weeks of benefits to people who exhaust their regular unemployment compensation.
May 15, 2020
Governor Tom Wolf has announced 12 additional Pennsylvania counties will move to the yellow phase of reopening at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 22. Those counties include Adams, Beaver, Carbon, Columbia, Cumberland, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry, Susquehanna, Wyoming, Wayne, and York. Twenty-four counties
May 15, 2020
Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller has announced a Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Recovery Crisis Program to help Pennsylvanians during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Beginning in May, DHS will work with utility companies and deliverable fuel vendors
May 12, 2020
Legal Services Corporation’s (LSC) request for $50 million in additional COVID-19 relief funding was included in the HEROES Act introduced in the House of Representatives on May 12. The funding would help LSC’s 132 grantees across the country assist low-income individuals facing job losses

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