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August 20, 2021
The Pennsylvania Utility Law Project (PULP) will be presenting a mini-webinar, hosted by Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc., entitled, LIHEAP Updates – Supplemental Program and 2021/2022 Program Preview, on August 26, 2021 from 2:00 PM-2:30 PM. Join PULP for this brief, 30-minute webinar to learn
August 19, 2021
The Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project is hosting a virtural event, PILP 40: Celebrating 40 years of the Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project on October 28, 2021 from 6:00 PM-7:00 PM.
August 19, 2021
Over 323,000 borrowers who have a total and permanent disability (TPD) will receive more than $5.8 billion in automatic student loan discharges due to a new regulation announced today by the U.S. Department of Education. The change will apply to borrowers who are identified through an existing data
August 19, 2021
On July 28, 2021, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau hosted a demonstration of a new Rental Assistance Finder tool. This tool compiles information from both the U.S. Department of Treasury and the National Low-Income Housing Coalition, to connect renters and landlords with resources available
August 17, 2021
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation, and Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Programs Affected by Federal Deadline of September 4.
August 16, 2021
Pennsylvanians Can Choose From More Than 5,000 Unique Training Modules through SkillUp® PA, a virtual learning platform offered in partnership with Metrix Learning and PA CareerLink®.
August 16, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released a re-evaluation of the Thrifty Food Plan, used to calculate Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. As a result, the average SNAP benefit – excluding additional funds provided as part of pandemic relief – will increase for
August 16, 2021
The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department have announced that millions of American families are now receiving their advance Child Tax Credit (CTC) payment for the month of August as direct deposits begin posting in bank accounts and checks arrive in mailboxes. This second batch of

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