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July 18, 2024
The Biden-Harris Administration announced today the approval of roughly $1.2 billion in additional student loan relief for 35,000 borrowers across the country who work in public service. These approvals are the result of significant fixes that the Administration has made to the Public Service Loan
July 17, 2024
State Rep. Rick Krajewski, D-Phila., city officials and stakeholders held a news conference today in the Philadelphia City Council Chambers to discuss $2.5 million in new funding in the 2024-25 state budget for the creation of a statewide Right to Counsel program, which will fund legal assistance
July 16, 2024
A new study from the University of Michigan documents the far-reaching costs of eviction filings for Pennsylvania tenants who had eviction cases filed against them but experienced a “best-case scenario” in court, meaning they had legal representation and their cases were dismissed, withdrawn, or won
July 15, 2024
The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert today following bad advice circulating on social media about a non-existent “Self Employment Tax Credit” that’s misleading taxpayers into filing false claims. Promoters and social media are marketing something they describe as the “Self Employment
July 12, 2024
Today the Social Security Administration announced that customers who created an online account (e.g., my Social Security account) before September 18, 2021, will soon be required to transition to a Login.gov account to continue access to their online services. Over five million of these account
July 11, 2024
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the availability of $40 million in grant funds for eligible non-profit or governmental entities to provide no cost legal assistance to low-income tenants at risk of or subject to eviction from their homes. President Biden and Vice
July 11, 2024
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) today released the latest issue of the Positive Approaches Journal , which aims to provide the most recent research for people with mental and behavioral health challenges, intellectual disabilities, autism, and other developmental disabilities to
July 10, 2024
Attorney General Michelle Henry is informing consumers that free credit monitoring and identity theft protection services are available to the many Pennsylvanians impacted by a February data breach of Change Healthcare — whose parent company is United Health, the nation’s largest health insurer

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