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June 21, 2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has issued a warning to Pennsylvanians to be cautious of a scam targeting seniors and people with disabilities who receive rebates through the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program. The department has received information this week that the scam consists of
June 17, 2019
Department of Human Services highlights the need for a minimum wage increase to support working Pennsylvanians.
June 7, 2019
With bond markets flashing warning signs of a possible recession on the horizon, a new paper from the National Employment Law Project examines how state unemployment insurance programs have been weakened by benefit cuts and policies discouraging unemployed workers from applying for jobless aid. The
May 29, 2019
Paul D. Edger, Esquire, has been named as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers . Mr. Edger is the Managing Attorney of the Carlisle office of MidPenn Legal Services, a non-profit law firm that represents low-income individuals in various matters as well as victims of sexual and domestic violence. This is
May 16, 2019
The Internal Revenue Service is now accepting applications for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) grant program. Interested applicants can find the TCE application package on Grants.gov . All applications must be submitted through Grants.gov by Friday, May 31. An electronic version of the
May 9, 2019
The Internal Revenue Service has announced that the application period for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) grants for calendar year 2020 will run from May 1, 2019, to June 17, 2019. The LITC Program is a federal grant program administered by the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate at the IRS, led by
May 7, 2019
The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Civil and Equal Rights Committee will present its inaugural Civil and Equal Rights Champion Award to Philadelphia lawyer Arthur N. Read , general counsel for Justice at Work , a legal services organization representing low-wage workers in immigrant communities
May 7, 2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Aging will be holding a Legal Assistance for Older Pennsylvanians Conference on June 6, 2019 from 9:30 AM-4:00 PM at 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA. The Legal Assistance for Older Pennsylvanians Conference will highlight guidelines and general guidance for Title

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