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February 8, 2021
A temporary change in eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), expanding eligibility to certain college students who qualify based off their families’ income but normally would be ineligible for the program due to being a student was announced.
February 5, 2021
The Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA) at Harvard Law School is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2021-2022 Wasserstein Public Interest Fellows Program.
February 2, 2021
The Legal Aid Disaster Resource Center (LADRC.org), a national website helping legal aid and other service organizations more effectively meet the civil legal needs of disaster survivors, has officially launched.
February 1, 2021
Members of Congress and state supreme court justices from around the country will join other leaders of the legal community on Feb. 4, from1:00 PM-4:00 PM Eastern, for Legal Services Corporation’s virtual forum on COVID-19’s impact on the courts and access to justice for low-income Americans.
January 30, 2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) has become aware of multiple attempts by fraudsters to obtain individuals' personal and confidential information through fake Facebook pages and is reminding Pennsylvanians to never provide their information to anyone over social media.
January 29, 2021
Today, January 29, 2021, marks the 15th anniversary of EITC Awareness Day, a nationwide effort to increase awareness about EITC and free tax preparation sites.
January 29, 2021
MidPenn Legal Services will be holding a webinar entitled Be a Smart Tax Payer on February 4, 2021 at 3:00 PM Eastern.
January 28, 2021
The Federal Trade Commission is launching Identity Theft Awareness Week, February 1-5, 2021, with a series of events to highlight steps consumers can take to help reduce their risk of identity theft and recover if identity theft occurs.

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