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June 26, 2024
Social Security Administration announces changes that will reduce administrative burdens for applicants and help more people with disabilities receive government benefits and services if they are eligible, including reducing the work history period to five years.
June 24, 2024
Social Security administers disability benefits through two programs: the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. While the agency’s disability decision process remains sound, it continually seeks improvements to ensure its disability
June 21, 2024
In light of the recent ending of the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) due to a lack of federal funding, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today encourages Pennsylvanians to research other assistance options, in addition to reaching out to their internet service providers. The ACP
June 13, 2024
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today voted to support efforts by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) to begin sharing income and household information for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) with electric and natural gas utilities if the household
June 12, 2024
Proposed $16 million investment would increase the minimum monthly SNAP benefit for older Pennsylvanians and people with disabilities by over 50 percent and would be the first ever direct investment of state dollars in Pennsylvania’s SNAP benefit. Today, Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary
June 12, 2024
Is your criminal record preventing you from obtaining employment or housing? Are you eligible to expunge your criminal record or have it sealed or clean slated under Pennsylvania law? Come and find out by attending the Expungement and Clean Slate Clinic on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 12 Noon at the
June 12, 2024
North Penn Legal Services (NPLS) will hold a free Child Custody Law Clinic at the Susquehanna County Public Library on June 20, 2024 at 9:30 AM Eastern. If you are interested in learning your legal rights to the custody of your minor children, this is a great opportunity for you. Our experienced
June 11, 2024
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today proposed a rule that would remove medical bills from most credit reports, increase privacy protections, help to increase credit scores and loan approvals, and prevent debt collectors from using the credit reporting system to coerce people to pay

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