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January 9, 2023
Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network is proud to announce this year’s winners for the Excellence Awards. Presented annually, these awards highlight advocates, partners, supporters, and volunteers whose outstanding service and commitment advance the cause of equal access to justice and make a difference in
January 6, 2023
The Internal Revenue Service recently completed the final corrections of tax year 2020 accounts for taxpayers who overpaid their taxes on unemployment compensation they received in 2020. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which became law in March 2021, excluded up to $10,200 in 2020 unemployment
January 5, 2023
Public encouraged to join #WearBlueDayPA January 11 Executives from the Pennsylvania departments of Transportation (PennDOT) Health (DOH), Labor and Industry (L&I), and Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), and the Office of Victim Advocate were joined by other advocates today to discuss human
January 4, 2023
The Pennsylvania offices of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is hosting a free webinar entitled Workers' Rights in the Home Care Industry on January 25, 2023 from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern. Home care workers, community groups, unions, and worker advocates are invited to attend
December 30, 2022
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr issued a Proclamation on December 30, 2022 recognizing January 2023 as National Human Trafficking Prevention Month.
December 21, 2022
Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc will be offering a series of training programs entitled the 2023 PLAN Bankruptcy Boot Camp. This is a series of 10 trainings which will run on Fridays from January 20, 2023 to March 24, 2023. All sessions will run from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern. One substantive
December 21, 2022
The Internal Revenue Service reminds low- and moderate-income workers that they can save for retirement now and possibly earn a special tax credit in 2022 and years ahead. The Retirement Savings Contributions Credit, also known as the Saver's Credit, helps offset part of the first $2,000 workers
December 20, 2022
The Internal Revenue Service is looking for volunteers to train for the upcoming filing season to provide free tax help in communities across the country. Bilingual volunteers are particularly needed. Last year, more than 58,000 volunteers gave back to their communities by preparing more than 2.2

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