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October 7, 2020
Governor Tom Wolf has issued a Proclamation proclaiming October 25-31, 2020, to be PRO BONO WEEK in Pennsylvania with the theme of Rising to Meet the Challenge: Pro Bono Response to COVID-19. The proclamation encourages all Pennsylvanians to recognize and appreciate the dedication and contributions
October 6, 2020
Governor Tom Wolf has issued an emergency order suspending the statutory deadline provision in the COVID Relief-Mortgage and Rental Assistance Grant Program. The deadline under section 191-C(g)(3) of Act 24 of 2020 originally scheduled for Sept. 30 was stayed by the governor, effective today, for 30
October 6, 2020
The Internal Revenue Service has announced that the deadline to register for an Economic Impact Payment (EIP) is now Nov. 21, 2020. This new date will provide an additional five weeks beyond the original deadline. The IRS urges people who don’t typically file a tax return – and haven’t received an
October 5, 2020
The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA), along with 26 county bar associations, have launched a new public information campaign entitled "Pandemic preparedness: When your home is at risk".
October 5, 2020
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published the September 2020 edition of Health Law News. You can subscribe to receive the PHLP Health Law News on the PHLP website at www.phlp.org. This edition features the following articles: MAWD Premium Increases On Hold During COVID-19 Barriers to COVID
October 5, 2020
The Internal Revenue Service has posted final regulations for Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) accounts to IRS.gov. The regulations finalize two previously issued proposed regulations. The first proposed regulation was published in 2015 after the enactment of the ABLE Act. The second
October 2, 2020
America has a civil justice gap. The difference between the number of Americans who need civil legal assistance and the few who receive it is big and getting bigger. According to one recent study, low-income Americans received adequate legal attention for only 14 percent of the civil problems they
October 1, 2020
The Social Security Administration and its Office of the Inspector General announced four new Cooperative Disability Investigations (CDI) Units opened across the country. CDI Units identify, investigate, and prevent Social Security disability fraud, and are a very successful part of the agency’s

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