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CoronaVirus (COVID-19) Information

April 12, 2021
Governor Tom Wolf and the COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force announced that effective tomorrow, Tuesday, April 13, all Pennsylvania adults will be eligible to schedule an appointment for the COVID -19 vaccine.
April 12, 2021
For Fair Housing Month in April, North Penn Legal Services is hosting a Virtual Fair Housing Summit featuring four timely Fair Housing topics via Zoom over the course of two weeks in beginning in mid-April.
April 9, 2021
The Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), an independent not-for-profit designated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to administer the Universal Service Fund, will be holding a webinar, to be presented two times, on the new Emergency Broadband Benefits Program. The Emergency
April 6, 2021
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is requesting that supplemental funding in the range of $350-500 million be included in the infrastructure package addressing the American Jobs Plan introduced by President Biden on March 31. Civil legal aid has a vital role in implementing the American Jobs Plan
April 1, 2021
Community Legal Services of Philadelphia and pro bono co-counsel Morgan Lewis have secured a litigation settlement that will deliver significant emergency SNAP (food stamp) benefits to the neediest Pennsylvanians. Background information about the case, Gilliam v. USDA, can be found here. Last March
March 30, 2021
The Internal Revenue Service today warned of an ongoing IRS-impersonation scam that appears to primarily target educational institutions, including students and staff who have ".edu" email addresses.
March 30, 2021
As work continues on issuing millions of Economic Impact Payments to Americans, the Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department announced today that they anticipate payments will begin to be issued this weekend to Social Security recipients and other federal beneficiaries who do not normally
March 25, 2021
Today, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Utility Law Project released a report, Understanding Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Outcomes and Utility Insecurity Resulting from COVID-19, which reveals that Black and Latinx households in Pennsylvania are more likely to

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