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December 10, 2020
The IRS and it's Security Summit partners are warning people to be aware of a new text message scam. The thief's goal is to trick people into revealing bank account information under the guise of receiving the $1,200 Economic Impact Payment. Here's how this scam works People get a text message
December 7, 2020
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has announced the extension of the federal student loan administrative forbearance period, the pause in interest accrual, and the suspension of collections activity through January 31, 2021. Federal student loan borrowers will not be expected to make payments
December 3, 2020
With the surge in COVID-19 cases continuing, starting Monday, Dec. 7, the Pennsylvania Capitol Complex will close to the public until further notice. All operations of the Governor's Office and General Assembly will continue, but access to the Capitol Complex will be limited to employees and people
December 3, 2020
Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller today announced that DHS is altering payment schedules for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for the month of December to allow all benefits to be issued without risk of delay in case of a federal government shutdown. SNAP
December 1, 2020
Governor Tom Wolf announced that $3 million in grant funding has been awarded to 15 municipalities and organizations spanning 20 counties to assist Pennsylvanians currently experiencing homelessness.
November 30, 2020
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Advisory Council on Elder Justice in the Courts issued a statement today, calling on all Pennsylvanians to help protect the rights of residents in long-term care facilities throughout the ongoing pandemic.
November 25, 2020
The Center for Responsible Lending and the National Consumer Law Center have released a policy report illustrating a path out of the student debt crisis and proposing solutions for a more equitable and efficient higher education system.
November 24, 2020
The Pennsylvania Departments of Aging and Human Services reminded Pennsylvanians who serve as caregivers for either a family member or a close friend that there are resources available to help them as the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

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