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April 14, 2020
On Friday evening, April 10, 2020, Governor Tom Wolf announced important progress by the Commonwealth in implementing supplemental unemployment benefits made available by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. These new benefits will bring desperately needed relief to
April 14, 2020
The deadline for applying for the 2020 Herbert S. Garten Loan Repayment Assistance Program has been extended to Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time.
April 14, 2020
As Pennsylvanians follow the Governor’s stay-at-home order and social distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 emergency, the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Office of Elder Justice in the Courts remind older adults and their families that essential court
April 13, 2020
From Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul: “The Treasury Department launched a new web tool allowing quick registration for Economic Impact Payments for eligible individuals who do not normally file a tax return, and also announced that it would begin making automatic payments. However, for some
April 13, 2020
On March 30, 2020 Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced the launch of ‘PA CARE Package’, Pennsylvania’s consumer relief initiative. ‘PA CARE Package’ is focused on partnering with banks and financial institutions across the Commonwealth to ensure Pennsylvania consumers impacted by the COVID-19
April 13, 2020
Governor Tom Wolf has announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) is implementing new federal unemployment compensation benefits provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The COVID-19 relief package temporarily provides: An additional $600
April 10, 2020
The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today launched a new web tool allowing quick registration for Economic Impact Payments for those who don’t normally file a tax return. The non-filer tool, developed in partnership between the IRS and the Free File Alliance, provides a free and
April 8, 2020
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) is urging consumers to understand the resources and options available to help keep utility service affordable during the COVID-19 Pandemic, and to contact their utilities for assistance before bills become past-due.

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