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September 4, 2020
The Social Security Administration announced a new service for people awaiting a hearing decision. In addition to telephone hearings, Social Security will offer the opportunity for an online video hearing using the Microsoft Teams platform beginning this fall. This new free service will allow
September 4, 2020
The American Academy of Arts & Sciences is hosting a Zoom video conference entitled Launching A New Report, "Civil Justice for All" on September 24, 2020 form 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Eastern. A vast civil justice gap exists between the number of Americans who need civil legal assistance and the few who
September 4, 2020
This week the Legal Services Corporation (lSC) launched “Talk Justice an LSC Podcast.” The podcast will feature leaders from the legal community, business and government exploring aspects of access to justice. “LSC’s Podcast, Talk Justice, will highlight the reforms and innovations we need to
September 3, 2020
Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. Executive Director Patrick Cicero was invited to have a Facebook Live conversation hosted by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale on September 3, 2020. The conversation discussed Pennsylvania's response to COVID-19 and about the challenges of helping those at risk
September 2, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced the issuance of an Order under Section 361 of the Public Health Service Act to temporarily halt residential evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. This
September 1, 2020
Education and outreach staff from the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities (DoBS) will be hosting and participating in numerous virtual presentations for groups of senior citizens, veterans, service providers, and the public throughout the month of September to promote financial
August 28, 2020
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project is holding regional webinars for Community HealthChoices (CHC) participants in Northeast PA, Northwest PA and the Lehigh/Capitol zones, who were receiving waiver services in 2019, became enrolled in one of 3 CHC managed care plans in January 2020. Participants’
August 26, 2020
The Internal Revenue Service will soon send catch-up Economic Impact Payment checks to about 50,000 individuals whose portion of the EIP was diverted to pay their spouse's past-due child support. These catch-up payments are due to be issued in early-to-mid-September. They will be mailed as checks to

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