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CoronaVirus (COVID-19) Information

March 31, 2020
Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. is pleased to announce that the 2020 PLAN Excellence Awards has been rescheduled and will be held Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at the Hilton Harrisburg. The times of the event remain the same with a reception beginning at 5:00 PM and the banquet beginning at 6:00
March 31, 2020
Today Attorney General Josh Shapiro made clear that Pennsylvanians can not be evicted from their homes at this time. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered courts closed to eviction proceedings due to the COVID-19 state of emergency. The Court’s order is applicable to all Pennsylvania property
March 30, 2020
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) has created an application and award process for grants to support building the telework capacity of LSC grantees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Grantees may request up to $25,000 for equipment, services, and related expenses to improve or expand their telework
March 30, 2020
Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, reminds the public that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit payments will continue to be paid on time during the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency also reminds everyone to be aware of scammers who try to take advantage of the
March 29, 2020
Governor Tom Wolf today requested a major disaster declaration from the President through the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide additional support for state, county and municipal governments and certain nonprofits, as well as individuals who are struggling during the COVID-19 outbreak.
March 27, 2020
While the Pennsylvania courts remain temporarily closed to the public per the March 18 Pennsylvania Supreme Court Order, emergency protection orders are considered essential court functions and will still be attainable. Victims of abuse seeking to file for a protection order during these closures
March 27, 2020
Governor Tom Wolf signed four bills today to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in Pennsylvania that bolster the health care system, benefit workers and schools, and reschedule the 2020 primary election for June 2. The governor signed House Bill 1232, which provides $50 million for the Wolf administration
March 27, 2020
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) will receive $50 million in the $2 trillion stimulus package passed by the Senate last night to stabilize households and businesses affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The funding would help LSC’s 132 grantees assist low-income clients facing job losses

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