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April 28, 2021
Today, the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the Bureau of the Fiscal Service announced they are disbursing nearly 2 million payments in the seventh batch of Economic Impact Payments from the American Rescue Plan. Today's announcement brings the total disbursed so
April 27, 2021
Building on the success of Settlement Days and Virtual Settlement Days, the Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel hosted its first National Virtual Settlement Month in March 2021. The results are impressive. Settlement Days events are coordinated efforts to resolve cases in the United
April 23, 2021
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge on Thursday announced that HUD is withdrawing the previous administration’s proposed rule that would have weakened the Equal Access Rule. The Equal Access Rule ensures that all individuals – regardless of sexual
April 21, 2021
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Chief Justice Max Baer has addressed a letter to the attorneys of Pennsylvania thanking them for their financial support of legal aid and encouraging them to provide pro bono service. In sending the letter Chief Justice Baer continues the custom of outgoing Chief
April 16, 2021
Advocates from Philadelphia Legal Assistance’s Family Law Unit and from PAVictimsHelp.org, a website from Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, were LIVE on Facebook for a Community Conversation to discuss how legal aid providers support crime victims and promote survivor safety.
April 16, 2021
The Department of Human Services (DHS) today began to issue emergency allotments for the month of April for households that currently receive the maximum monthly Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit. These funds come following a settlement between Community Legal Services (CLS)
April 15, 2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Aging today continued to encourage older adults seeking a COVID-19 vaccine appointment to contact their local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for any assistance they may need in scheduling an appointment. The AAAs have been working with vaccine providers to arrange
April 15, 2021
The Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania is offering a webinar entitled The CDC Eviction Moratorium - Protecting Renters from Eviction on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM. This webinar will provide a high level overview of the federal eviction moratorium which was recently extended by the

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