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February 8, 2019
At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal court has temporarily halted and frozen the assets of a debt collection scheme that allegedly bilked consumers out of millions of dollars, using deceptive and threatening tactics to collect phantom debts that they did not owe.
February 5, 2019
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is forming an Emerging Leaders Council to raise public awareness of the current crisis in legal aid and the importance of ensuring access to justice for all Americans. The group will include some of the country’s rising leaders from diverse industries. Each year,
January 31, 2019
The 2019 Application Loan Cycle for the Legal Services Corporation's Herbert S. Garten Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) opens on Friday, February 01, 2019. The deadline for application submissions is Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time. Beginning in 2005, the Legal Services
January 18, 2019
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has issued a report on the results of a study regarding home energy burdens for low-income Pennsylvanians and opened a public comment period for interested parties. The Commission voted 5-0 to release the report, “Home Energy Affordability for Low
January 14, 2019
Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller today announced that February benefits for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients will be dispersed on January 18, 2019, and will be available for use by January 19, 2019. The early payment follows an announcement from
January 9, 2019
Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller today joined advocates and researchers to discuss hunger on college campuses and how the Wolf Administration is addressing hunger among students in Pennsylvania.
January 8, 2019
At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a plan to ensure that low-income Americans have access to the nutrition they need, despite the inability of Congress to pass an appropriations bill that safely secures our borders. The plan
December 20, 2018
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has moved to establish a permanent wireless distribution program for low-income Pennsylvania residents with disabilities and initiated a review of Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) and Telecommunications Device Distribution Program (TDDP)

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