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June 11, 2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) today announced a one-month extension of the temporary Emergency Assistance Program (EAP) and reminded Pennsylvanians of other assistance programs that remain available as the commonwealth reopens and Pennsylvanians recover from economic challenges
June 5, 2020
Effective June 5, all 67 Pennsylvania counties are either in the yellow or green phase of reopening and Governor Tom Wolf announced that 12 additional counties will move to green at 12:01 a.m., June 12. Those counties include Adams, Beaver, Carbon, Columbia, Cumberland, Juniata, Mifflin
June 5, 2020
The Department of Human Services (DHS) has announced that the system changes necessary to implement the pilot program that lets recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) purchase groceries online through participating retailers have been completed, and online grocery
June 3, 2020
With 159 million Economic Impact Payments processed, the Internal Revenue Service reminds many low-income Americans who don't usually file tax returns to register for a payment by October 15. Millions of low-income people and others who aren't required to file a tax return may be eligible for an
June 2, 2020
The recent killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd by police officers, and the murder of Ahmaud Arbery by self-appointed constables, have laid bare the brutality of the structural and systemic racism woven into the fabric of our nation. This comes in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic that has
May 28, 2020
In an Order issued May 27, 2020, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court announced that the statewide judicial emergency will end effective June 1, 2020. As part of its Order, the Court has directed that administrative orders issued by the intermediate appellate courts, as well as local emergency orders and
May 27, 2020
As Economic Impact Payments continue to be successfully delivered, the Internal Revenue Service today reminds taxpayers that some payments are being sent by prepaid debit card. The debit cards arrive in a plain envelope from "Money Network Cardholder Services."
May 20, 2020
The Wolf Administration received approval from the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Depart. of Agriculture to allow Pennsylvania to join the pilot program that lets recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, purchase groceries online

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