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May 19, 2020
Governor Tom Wolf and Treasurer Joe Torsella today announced that many older homeowners, renters and people with disabilities will receive early rebates through the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program. Rebates are typically issued starting July 1, but the governor and treasurer are issuing the rebates
May 18, 2020
PA Department of Labor & Industry has announced the launch of Pennsylvania's Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program to provide an additional 13 weeks of benefits to people who exhaust their regular unemployment compensation.
May 15, 2020
Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller has announced a Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Recovery Crisis Program to help Pennsylvanians during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Beginning in May, DHS will work with utility companies and deliverable fuel vendors
May 15, 2020
Governor Tom Wolf has announced 12 additional Pennsylvania counties will move to the yellow phase of reopening at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 22. Those counties include Adams, Beaver, Carbon, Columbia, Cumberland, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry, Susquehanna, Wyoming, Wayne, and York. Twenty-four counties
May 12, 2020
Legal Services Corporation’s (LSC) request for $50 million in additional COVID-19 relief funding was included in the HEROES Act introduced in the House of Representatives on May 12. The funding would help LSC’s 132 grantees across the country assist low-income individuals facing job losses
May 11, 2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) is advising that anyone who receives a denial of their unemployment compensation claim after the time for appeal has expired and believes the denial was incorrect, may still file an appeal.
May 11, 2020
The City of Philadelphia is launching a COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program. It aims to help people who have lost income because of COVID-19 pay their rent. Funding is limited. Not every applicant will receive rent assistance. All selected tenants will receive assistance for up to three
May 11, 2020
Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller has announced an Emergency Assistance Program (EAP) to help low-income families who lost wages experiencing financial challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Families who qualify will be eligible for a one-time payment to assist them in

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