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March 1, 2021
The Department of Human Services (DHS) today announced the launch of myCOMPASS PA 5.0, the latest update to the myCOMPASS PA mobile app. The app offers key features that allow users to complete several case management actions like checking their application and benefit status, uploading requested
March 1, 2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities (DoBs) will be hosting and participating in virtual presentations to help consumers understand their rights and make well-informed decisions about money. “An important part of the department’s mission is to ensure consumers and business are well
February 26, 2021
During this tax season when many people are trying to stay safe at home, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers about ways to do their taxes for free online or with help from volunteers. Free File is easy, fast, safe and secure Taxpayers who want to prepare and file their tax returns
February 18, 2021
As another major winter storm system moves across the Commonwealth, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) reminds households of the steps they can take to prepare for, and recover safely from, storm-related power outages.
February 16, 2021
The Internal Revenue Service announced today that, as required by law, all legally permitted first and second round of Economic Impact Payments have been issued and the IRS now turns its full attention to the 2021 filing season. Beginning in April 2020, the IRS and Treasury Department began
February 12, 2021
Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Acting Secretary Jennifer Berrier today announced eligible Pennsylvanians can begin applying for the new Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation (MEUC) program starting this Sunday, February 14, 2021. Payments will be retroactive and will begin in several weeks
February 11, 2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) have announced that Pennsylvanians experiencing homelessness are now able to obtain a free initial photo ID or renewal a photo ID as a result of Act 131 of 2020, which Governor Tom Wolf
February 9, 2021
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is requesting supplemental funding of $350-500 million be included in the COVID-19 relief package under consideration to address the short- and long-term consequences of the pandemic on low-income Americans.

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