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April 26, 2020
The Internal Revenue Service has announced significant enhancements to the “Get My Payment” tool to deliver an improved and smoother experience for Americans eligible to receive Economic Impact Payments. The enhancements, which started last week and continued through the weekend, adjusted several
April 24, 2020
The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership is presenting a webinar entitled Delivering Telelegal Services During COVID-19: A Medical-Legal Partnership Town Hall on April 30, 2020 from 1:00 PM-2:30 PM. The COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing protocols have forced legal aid offices and
April 24, 2020
The Internal Revenue Service has issued a special alert for Supplemental Security Income and Department of Veterans Affairs beneficiaries to act by May 5 if they didn’t file a tax return in 2018 or 2019 and have dependents so they can quickly receive the full amount of their Economic Impact Payment
April 22, 2020
The National Record Clearing Project is holding a webinar, presented by Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, entitled Record Clearing Practice and Policy Advocacy in the Time of COVID-19 on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 from 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern.
April 21, 2020
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Advisory Council on Elder Justice in the Courts today is calling attention to the importance of strengthening laws to protect alleged incapacitated Pennsylvanians. Current law allows a court, upon petition and hearing and presentation of clear and convincing evidence
April 21, 2020
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) has awarded the $50 million it received in the CARES Act to legal services providers across the country. The funding will support LSC grantees in assisting low-income clients facing job losses, evictions, domestic violence and other problems stemming from the
April 16, 2020
The Legal Serves Corporation will hold a virtual briefing on The COVID-19 Health Crisis, Civil Legal Needs, and State Courts on Monday, April 20, from 11:00 AM–12:45 PM Eastern. The COVID-19 global pandemic seriously impacts low-income Americans’ legal needs. COVID-19 is expected to cause a
April 16, 2020
The Social Security Administration has announced that Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients will receive automatic Economic Impact Payments directly from the Treasury Department. Treasury anticipates these automatic payments no later than early May.

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