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September 23, 2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) has submitted a request to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that would extend additional Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) funds to all SNAP recipients. The request follows a ruling by the United States District
September 23, 2020
The Department of Labor & Industry's (L&I) Office of Unemployment Compensation (UC) has updated its UC Live Chat feature to include a virtual assistant to provide immediate assistance in general questions and guidance on UC-related information. In addition, UC has expanded access so that employers
September 21, 2020
The House Democratic Policy Committee will hold a public hearing on legal aid for tenants facing evictions on October 9, 2020.
September 17, 2020
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller and Department of Aging (PDA) Secretary Robert Torres have announced the launch of, a resource designed to help kinship care families connect to services and supports that can help children and their
September 17, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin announced that more than 100 projects, funding access for fresh food in low-income communities, have received grants through Pennsylvania’s $10 million Fresh Food Financing Initiative.
September 11, 2020
On September 9, 2020 the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) notified the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry that the last week for Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) benefit program is September 5, 2020 due to the fund's depletion. This is not a decision of the Department of Labor &
September 9, 2020
The Internal Revenue Service will be mailing letters to roughly nine million Americans who typically don't file federal income tax returns who may be eligible for, but have not registered to claim, an Economic Impact Payment.
September 8, 2020
Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller has announced the distribution of $31.5 million to Pennsylvania direct care workers who have continued to work through the COVID-19 crisis – making it possible for individuals with disabilities and older Pennsylvanians to live safely in their

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