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March 28, 2022
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is asking Congress for an appropriation of $1.26 billion in its FY 2023 budget request. This request addresses the anticipated increase in demand for civil legal services due to the disproportionate impact that COVID-19 is having on low-income communities, in
March 25, 2022
Unclaimed income tax refunds totaling almost $1.5 billion may be waiting for an estimated 1.5 million taxpayers who did not file a 2018 Form 1040 federal income tax return, but people must act before the April tax deadline, according to the Internal Revenue Service. In Pennsylvania there are an
March 21, 2022
Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. recognized the recipients of the 2022 Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Excellence Awards during a return to the annual Excellence Awards Dinner Celebration that was held at the Hilton Harrisburg on March 22, 2022. The Keynote Speaker at the event was Representative
March 18, 2022
Utilities Can Provide At-Risk Consumers with Options to Address Past-Due Balances, Manage Utility Bills and Avoid Spring Terminations.
March 16, 2022
Attorney General Merrick B. Garland, Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco, and Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta today applauded the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). VAWA was reauthorized as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022, which President Joe Biden
March 10, 2022
The Social Security Administration and the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) are partnering to raise public awareness about Social Security imposter scams during the third annual “Slam the Scam” Day on March 10. Social Security scams - where fraudsters attempt to mislead victims into making cash
March 10, 2022
Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier announced today that Pennsylvania unemployment compensation (UC) claimants will soon receive correspondence with guidance to register for free credit-monitoring to ensure the safety of their personal data.
March 9, 2022
Attorney General and Consumer Advocate Call on State to Extend Deadline to Apply for LIHEAP Program Today, Attorney General Josh Shapiro and Acting Consumer Advocate Patrick Cicero urged Pennsylvanians struggling to pay their utility bills to use available programs that can provide relief. They also

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