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March 28, 2024
Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. hosted a celebration honoring the recipients of the 2024 Excellence Awards on March 27, 2024 at the Hilton Harrisburg. Featured speaker for the event was Pennsylvania Lt. Governor Austin A. Davis.
March 27, 2024
Budget proposal puts Pennsylvania on track to eliminate the emergency waiting list for services and supports rate increases for providers. Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Dr. Val Arkoosh today joined leadership, staff, and clients from Penn-Mar Human Services to discuss the life
March 27, 2024
Today, the Social Security Administration published a final rule, “Omitting Food from In-Kind Support and Maintenance (ISM) Calculations.” The final rule announces the first of several updates to the agency’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI) regulations that will help people receiving and applying
March 26, 2024
Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Dr. Val Arkoosh and Department of Health (DOH) Acting Secretary Dr. Debra Bogen today visited Patients R Waiting to discuss the Shapiro Administration’s recent work to address maternal health disparities through expanded Medicaid access to doulas
March 25, 2024
Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Nancy A. Walker today announced a new initiative that will both enhance customer service for Unemployment Compensation (UC) claimants and provide valuable work experience for about 40 people served through L&I’s Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)
March 25, 2024
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today once again reminds Pennsylvanians that funding for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is expected to run out in April 2024, according to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unless Congress reauthorizes funding. The PUC is
March 21, 2024
The National Center on Law and Elder Rights (NCLER) is excited to invite legal services organizations to apply for the 2024 Advancing Guardianship Defense Cohort . Legal assistance organizations across the country are recognizing that a skilled, passionate lawyer, ready to fight for the wishes of
March 20, 2024
Social Security Commissioner Martin O’Malley today announced he is taking four vital steps to immediately address overpayment issues customers and the agency have experienced. Commissioner O’Malley testified before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging and the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance

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