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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
September 24, 2021
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued an Opinion holding that six years is the appropriate statute of limitations to be applied in a case involving a petition seeking a protective order under the Protection of Victims of Sexual Violence or Intimidation Act (PVSVIA). The K.N.B. v M.D. the Supreme
September 24, 2021
Following Governor Tom Wolf’s successful request that President Joe Biden declare a major disaster in Pennsylvania from the remnants of Ida, the governor today announced that additional counties have been approved for federal disaster relief. The major disaster declaration through the Federal
September 22, 2021
Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) will release more than $24 million to identify homeless children and youth, provide wraparound services due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and make it easier for students to participate in in-person
September 22, 2021
The Legal Services National Technology Assistance Project (LSNTAP) is hosting a webinar entitled Security Assessments for Legal Aid on October 19, 2021 from 3:00 PM-4:00 PM. Join the webinar to learn more about the value of security assessments. Hear from a legal aid program that has gone through
September 22, 2021
The House of Representatives passed a Continuing Resolution last night to continue funding the federal government at FY 2021 levels through December 3, 2021. The bill includes $28.6 billion in disaster aid, $40 million of which would go to the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) to support LSC-funded
September 20, 2021
Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Jennifer Berrier announced today Pennsylvanians who live or work in one of the six counties impacted by remnants of Hurricane Ida are eligible to apply for temporary Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) beginning today.
September 20, 2021
In coordination with a national effort to reach those in need of telecommunications assistance, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) recognizes Sept. 20-24 as Lifeline Awareness Week, to help income-eligible Pennsylvanians stay connected through the Lifeline Program.

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