News

Here are the latest news items of interest to the legal aid community and it's clients. Click the article headline for the full story.

For more News and Information please visit us on Facebook and Twitter.
 

May 9, 2024
Attorney General Michelle Henry announced a $10.25 million, 50-jurisdiction settlement with several major mobile device service carriers regarding allegedly deceptive advertising practices, including claims of “unlimited” data plans and “free” phones. The multi-jurisdictional settlement reached with
May 6, 2024
The Social Security Board of Trustees today released its annual report on the financial status of the health of the Social Security Trust Funds. The combined asset reserves of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Disability Insurance (OASI and DI) Trust Funds are projected to have enough
May 6, 2024
To help cut costs for Pennsylvanians facing rising costs of health care, Governor Josh Shapiro's 2024-25 budget proposal invests $50 million into the state's reinsurance program to free up dollars to create an additional subsidy for low- and middle-income Pennsylvanians that are on the cusp of being
May 6, 2024
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today took action against the National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts and Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) for multi-year servicing failures. The National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts purchase and securitize student loans, and
May 2, 2024
The Office for Access to Justice (ATJ) and White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable (LAIR) hosted a webinar on April 25, 2024, to discuss federal funding that supports civil legal aid programs. The webinar included remarks from: ATJ Director Rachel Rossi LAIR Executive Director Allie Yang-Green
May 2, 2024
With the resurgence of in-person sales and marketing efforts fueled by the onset of warmer weather and continuing fluctuations in energy prices, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) is urging consumers to understand how to protect themselves from questionable energy marketing sales
April 30, 2024
The Internal Revenue Service is accepting applications for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grants, which allows eligible organizations to apply for annual funding to provide free federal tax return preparation assistance for up to three years
April 30, 2024
Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Nancy A. Walker today announced a new Shapiro Administration initiative to make the process of applying for Unemployment Compensation (UC) benefits even more accessible to Pennsylvanians who have lost a job through no fault of their own

Sign up for our newsletter to stay informed about the latest news and updates!

Sign Up