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September 11, 2020
On September 9, 2020 the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) notified the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry that the last week for Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) benefit program is September 5, 2020 due to the fund's depletion. This is not a decision of the Department of Labor &
September 9, 2020
The Internal Revenue Service will be mailing letters to roughly nine million Americans who typically don't file federal income tax returns who may be eligible for, but have not registered to claim, an Economic Impact Payment.
September 8, 2020
Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller has announced the distribution of $31.5 million to Pennsylvania direct care workers who have continued to work through the COVID-19 crisis – making it possible for individuals with disabilities and older Pennsylvanians to live safely in their
September 4, 2020
The Social Security Administration announced a new service for people awaiting a hearing decision. In addition to telephone hearings, Social Security will offer the opportunity for an online video hearing using the Microsoft Teams platform beginning this fall. This new free service will allow
September 4, 2020
The American Academy of Arts & Sciences is hosting a Zoom video conference entitled Launching A New Report, "Civil Justice for All" on September 24, 2020 form 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Eastern. A vast civil justice gap exists between the number of Americans who need civil legal assistance and the few who
September 4, 2020
This week the Legal Services Corporation (lSC) launched “Talk Justice an LSC Podcast.” The podcast will feature leaders from the legal community, business and government exploring aspects of access to justice. “LSC’s Podcast, Talk Justice, will highlight the reforms and innovations we need to
September 3, 2020
Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. Executive Director Patrick Cicero was invited to have a Facebook Live conversation hosted by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale on September 3, 2020. The conversation discussed Pennsylvania's response to COVID-19 and about the challenges of helping those at risk
September 2, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced the issuance of an Order under Section 361 of the Public Health Service Act to temporarily halt residential evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. This

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