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August 25, 2020
Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jerry Oleksiak today announced Pennsylvania will get nearly $1.5 billion to provide an extra $300 per week to eligible unemployed workers through the temporary federal Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program, administered by the Federal Emergency Management
August 21, 2020
Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, has announced five new Compassionate Allowances conditions that clearly meet Social Security’s standards for disability benefits.
August 14, 2020
The Internal Revenue Service announced today it will reopen the registration period for federal beneficiaries who didn't receive $500 per child payments when applying for their Economic Impact Payment earlier this year.
August 10, 2020
On September 1, the statewide Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) will begin its next year of helping attorneys employed at civil legal services organizations funded by Pennsylvania Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (PA IOLTA) better manage their undergraduate and law school debt. The LRAP is
August 10, 2020
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission is seeking comments about the PUC’s current moratorium on utility terminations, and asking for input regarding protections for at-risk consumers, should the PUC’s moratorium on all utility terminations be lifted.
August 6, 2020
Rep. Joe Kennedy III (MA-4) called on Congressional leadership yesterday to provide $2.5 billion funding for Legal Services Corporation (LSC) and civil legal aid organizations in the next COVID-19 emergency funding package.
August 4, 2020
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) has calculated it would cost $2,567,000,000 for its grantees to meet the legal needs of low-income Americans at risk of eviction. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the lives and financial security of people across the country, experts are warning of a
August 4, 2020
Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller today reminded Pennsylvanians who receive assistance in the form of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or Medical Assistance that the CARES Act Economic Impact Payments do not

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