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October 8, 2021
HELPLINE NUMBER: 1 (877) 429 5994 - A toll-free legal aid helpline is now available for victims of Hurricane Ida and the resultant damage in Pennsylvania. The service, which allows callers to request the assistance of a lawyer, is a partnership between Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania, MidPenn
October 6, 2021
Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced an overhaul of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program that it will implement over the next year to make the program live up to its promise. This policy will result in 22,000 borrowers who have consolidated loans—including previously
October 6, 2021
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on Wednesday announced that it will publish a rule that prohibits the eviction of tenants facing eviction for nonpayment of rent from HUD-subsidized public housing and certain properties with project-based rental assistance without providing
October 5, 2021
Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, today introduced a new look and feel to the Social Security Statement, available online through the my Social Security portal at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount and by mail. The Statement is one of the most effective tools people can use to
October 5, 2021
The Internal Revenue Service announced today that Free File remains available through Oct. 15 for those taxpayers who still need to file their 2020 tax returns. Free File is the IRS' public-private partnership with tax preparation software industry leaders to provide their brand-name products for
September 30, 2021
The Pennsylvania Courts today released an informational video for court users who are deaf or hard of hearing seeking a court interpreter.
September 30, 2021
The Pennsylvania Utility Law Project has published the September 2021 edition of PULP (Non) Fiction, its periodic newsletter.
September 27, 2021
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project (PHLP) is hosting a free virtual training entitled Medicare in 2022 on November 10, 2021 beginning at 10:00 AM Eastern. During this two-hour training, attendees will learn about the following topics: Medicare coverage options and costs in 2022 Medicare updates

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