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November 10, 2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jerry Oleksiak has announced that beginning Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, the department will temporarily expand its ability to backdate Unemployment Compensation (UC) claims from six weeks to up to 52 weeks. The change will allow L&I staff
November 10, 2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) has launched PA VETConnect, a statewide outreach initiative designed to better serve the commonwealth’s nearly 800,000 veterans. PA VETConnect identifies and cultivates new community partnerships to simultaneously broaden referral
November 9, 2020
Rep. James Panetta (CA-20) and leaders from law and veterans services will join the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) on Tuesday, November 10, for the second field hearing of LSC’s Veterans Task Force. General Jim Mattis, former Secretary of Defense and current Senior Counselor at The Cohen Group
November 5, 2020
The Internal Revenue Service urges any eligible self-supporting college student who doesn't need to file a tax return to register by November 21 so they can receive an Economic Impact Payment before the end of the year.
November 3, 2020
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published the October 2020 edition of PHLP Health Law News.
October 30, 2020
Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller today joined Public Utility Commission (PUC) Chair Gladys Brown Dutrieuille and United Way of Pennsylvania President and Pennsylvania 211 Executive Director Kristen Rotz to announce the start of the annual Low-Income Home Energy Assistance
October 30, 2020
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) has released the 2019 edition of “By the Numbers: The Data Underlying Legal Aid Programs.” The report provides an annual overview of the work undertaken by LSC-funded legal aid organizations around the country in the prior year. It includes data on the number of
October 29, 2020
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today launched its annual “Prepare Now” winter heating campaign, underscoring the importance of consumers, businesses and utilities working together during this unprecedented time for Pennsylvania. The initiative emphasizes that PUC safeguards –

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