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August 19, 2022
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) Acting Secretary Meg Snead today advised Pennsylvanians of a potential phishing scam saying that the recipient was "approved for $1​,000" in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and must click a link to obtain it. Pennsylvanians
August 19, 2022
Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between L&I and the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (DOL) to share information regarding violations of labor and workers' compensation laws that fall under the
August 17, 2022
Continuing its work to address and prevent one of the fastest growing forms of elder abuse, the Pennsylvania Department of Aging announced the formation of a dedicated investigative unit to support Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) in probing complex financial exploitation cases and obtaining justice
August 15, 2022
Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, today announced 12 new Compassionate Allowances conditions where the applicant’s condition or disease clearly meets Social Security’s statutory standard for disability.
August 15, 2022
On August 10 parents, caregivers, and community organizations filed suit in the case of A.W. v. Commonwealth to challenge Pennsylvania’s ChildLine Registry as unconstitutional. The suit, filed in Commonwealth Court, alleges that parents and caregivers are listed on the Registry and labeled as “child
August 15, 2022
Jayme M. Cassidy, Esq., takes up her post today as the new Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. (PLAN, Inc.). Under her leadership, the organization is poised to build on five decades of success as an ally to and champion for low-income and marginalized communities across
August 12, 2022
Today, Governor Tom Wolf was joined by members of the General Assembly, housing advocates and stakeholders in Philadelphia to celebrate the critical $375 million investment in the 2022-23 budget addressing the affordable housing crisis. “Safe, affordable housing is essential for families, for our
August 8, 2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry will reopen the order of selection to significantly disabled (SD) and non-significantly disabled (NSD) individuals, terminating the waitlist for all SD and NSD applicants seeking vocational rehabilitation services.

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