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March 11, 2021
Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller has announced Pennsylvanians can now apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) over the phone by calling 1-866-550-4355. This accessibility enhancement will benefit the growing number of Pennsylvanians participating in
March 8, 2021
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project is presenting a webinar entitled Personal Assistance Services (PAS) Appeals in Community HealthChoices on March 18, 2021 from 2:00 PM-3:30 PM. Thousands of Pennsylvanians with disabilities and older adults enrolled in Community HealthChoices (CHC) Medicaid managed
March 5, 2021
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) are holding a national webinar for community based organizations and local governments who provide direct services to low- and moderate-income (LMI) consumers who may receive tax refunds and Economic
March 5, 2021
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published the February 2021 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: Medicaid Protections During Pandemic Extended & Changed COVID
March 4, 2021
Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced a settlement concerning a fraudulent telefunding operation that bombarded 67 million consumers nationwide, with 1.3 billion deceptive charitable fundraising calls since 2008. Associated Community Services (ACS) placed 61,526,158 calls to phone numbers in
March 3, 2021
The Federal Trade Commission is launching a new initiative aimed at partnering with community legal aid organizations to expand its outreach to lower-income communities to encourage them to report fraud and provide them with advice to help recover. The Community Advocate Center initiative will
March 3, 2021
The Internal Revenue Service reminds first-time filers and those who usually don't have a federal filing requirement to consider filing a 2020 tax return. They may be eligible to claim the Recovery Rebate Credit, a new refundable credit, authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic
March 2, 2021
The departments of Human Services (DHS) and Education (PDE) today submitted for federal approval the Wolf Administration’s plan to issue more than $1 billion in federally-funded benefits to the families of Pennsylvania children who have attended school remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic and who

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