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October 22, 2021
Join the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA), and The Institute of Student Loan Advisors (TISLA) for a webinar entitled Public Service Loan Forgiveness Demystified on November 4, 2021 from 1:00 PM-2:00 PM. This program will layout the steps to qualify and
October 18, 2021
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) today released By the Numbers: The Data Underlying Legal Aid Programs. The report provides an overview of the work undertaken by LSC-funded legal aid organizations around the country in 2020. It includes data on the number of cases closed, details on the types of
October 18, 2021
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today joined with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) to mark the start of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for the 2021-22 winter heating season. This year’s extended LIHEAP season opens today, Oct. 18, 2021, and
October 18, 2021
The Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network congratulates our 2021 MLK, Jr. Fellows: Richardo Brown, Amy Chin-Arroyo, and Dominque Wiggins, who learned on Friday, October 15, 2021, that they passed the Pennsylvania Bar Exam. It is our pleasure to officially welcome them to the legal profession.
October 15, 2021
The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department announced today that millions of American families are now receiving their advance Child Tax Credit (CTC) payment for the month of October. This fourth batch of advance monthly payments, totaling about $15 billion, is reaching about 36 million
October 14, 2021
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) announced today that Legal Aid of Southeastern PA (LASP) will receive a $399,999 Pro Bono Innovation Fund grant and Neighborhood Legal Services Association (NLS) in Pittsburgh will receive a $302,799 grant. LSC’s Pro Bono Innovation Fund is intended to encourage
October 13, 2021
The Pennsylvania Utility Law Project (PULP), with special guests from the Department of Human Services, are offering two webinars on the new Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) which is set to launch in Pennsylvania on January 1, 2022. Presenters from PULP and DHS will cover the
October 13, 2021
Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 5.9 percent in 2022, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 5.9 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 64 million

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