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July 21, 2021
The Practising Law Institute will be hosting a free one-hour briefing presented by Lone Star Legal Aid, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid and Pro Bono Net entitled The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program and Other Policy Updates on August 18, 2021 from 3:00 PM-4
July 20, 2021
Department of Human Services (DHS) Acting Secretary Meg Snead today reminded Pennsylvanians of programs available to help with essential needs like housing, health care, food access, and utility payments as families begin to receive advanced Child Tax Credit payments from the federal government.
July 20, 2021
Five state attorneys general, Department of Justice officials and other leaders from the legal community will join the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) on Tuesday, July 20, at 1:00 PM Eastern for a forum on the access-to-justice challenges confronting low-income Americans. Associate Attorney General
July 19, 2021
Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier has announced that the department's partnership with virtual identity verification vendor has been extended to provide identity verification for all new Unemployment Compensation (UC) claims. "We take unemployment
July 12, 2021
Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier reminded Pennsylvanians receiving unemployment benefits that work search requirements will resume the week of July 11. Because claimants always file for benefits the week after they are unemployed, individuals will start certifying they
July 12, 2021
The Internal Revenue Service has launched a new Spanish-language version of its online tool, Child Tax Credit Eligibility Assistant, designed to help families determine whether they qualify for the Child Tax Credit and the special monthly advance payments of the credit, due to begin on July 15
July 9, 2021
The Department of Human Services has announced that all County Assistance Offices (CAO) will resume in-person operations for clients on July 12, 2021. On-site CAO services will provide clients with access to DHS’ caseworkers and services if they cannot access online services or need assistance that
July 8, 2021
As Tropical Storm Elsa continues to move up the East Coast, bringing the threat of heavy rain and high winds, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) reminds households of the steps they can take to prepare for, and recover safely from, storm-related power outages.

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