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October 10, 2019
Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 69 million Americans will increase 1.6 percent in 2020, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 1.6 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 63 million Social
October 10, 2019
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) announced today that it is awarding Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) to 30 legal services organizations totaling $4,230,718. The TIG program funds technology projects that provide greater access to high-quality legal assistance and information for low-income
October 8, 2019
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published the September 2019 edition of the Health Law PA Newsletter.
October 8, 2019
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project is offering a free webinar to educate advocates, providers, and professionals who work with dual eligibles and other low-income Medicare beneficiaries about Medicare in 2020.
October 2, 2019
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $42.8 million in housing counseling grants to help approximately one million Americans make more informed housing choices, keep their current homes, or receive assistance to help them avoid foreclosure. Nearly half of the state
September 25, 2019
The Pennsylvania statewide loan repayment assistance program (LRAP) has begun its tenth 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. Attorneys
September 23, 2019
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) has released By the Numbers: The Data Underlying Legal Aid Programs. This annual report provides an overview of the work undertaken by LSC-funded legal aid organizations around the country in the prior year. It includes data on the number of cases closed, the
September 20, 2019
In a pair of related actions today, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) advanced two major proposals focused on achieving energy affordability for the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable households. The Commissioners voted 3-2 to adopt a joint motion by Vice Chairman David W. Sweet and

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