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September 22, 2022
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) Acting Secretary Meg Snead today advised Pennsylvanians of a potential scam in which individuals are going door to door asking Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) recipients to see their bills to ensure they are receiving the correct
September 19, 2022
The American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Disaster Legal Services Program and Pro Bono Net announced the launch of the Spanish-language version of a self-help disaster recovery tool that allows disaster survivors to create an appeal letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
September 12, 2022
In coordination with a national effort to reach those in need of telecommunications assistance, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) recognizes Sept. 12-16 as Lifeline Awareness Week, to help income-eligible Pennsylvanians stay connected through the Lifeline Program.
September 9, 2022
Governor Tom Wolf announced his $21.5 million plan to provide universal free school breakfast for 1.7 million students across the commonwealth this school year. “It is completely unacceptable for a child to start the day hungry,” said Gov. Wolf. “I’m taking hunger off the table for Pennsylvania kids
September 9, 2022
Governor Tom Wolf and Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman have announced a coordinated effort for a one-time, large-scale pardoning project for people with select minor, non-violent marijuana criminal convictions. “I have repeatedly called on our Republican-led General Assembly to support the
September 8, 2022
On September 1, the statewide Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) began its 13th year of helping lawyers employed at civil legal services organizations funded by Pennsylvania Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (PA IOLTA) better manage their undergraduate and law school debt. Lawyers employed at
September 7, 2022
The Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. (PLAN, Inc.) is seeking videographers who can produce high-quality digital content for videos that are presented at an annual event hosted in March. Our objective is to locate videography services that demonstrate an understanding of our overall mission
September 6, 2022
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published the August 31, 2022 edition of PHLP 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: Client Spotlight: Securing Skilled Nursing for Millie I’ve

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