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December 8, 2023
Pennsylvania Department of Aging Secretary Jason Kavulich recently welcomed state, judicial and local leaders at Telespond Senior Services for a roundtable discussion on elder abuse victims, the work currently being done by the Department to protect older adults, and what the Commonwealth could do
December 7, 2023
Attorney General Michelle Henry is warning Pennsylvanians to be aware of scammers targeting holiday shoppers who purchase gift cards. Referred to as “card draining,” the scam involves bad actors recording information — card and associated pin numbers — from un-purchased gift cards. Once those cards
December 6, 2023
Attorney General Merrick B. Garland and White House Counsel Ed Siskel co-chaired a convening of the Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable (LAIR) where they announced the issuance of the 2023 LAIR Report, entitled Access to Justice in Federal Administrative Proceedings: Nonlawyer Assistance and Other
December 5, 2023
Attorney General Michelle Henry is issuing a warning to Pennsylvanians about common scams that typically ramp up during the holiday season. “It is that special time of year — for an increase in the frequency of scams we see taking place all year long, so it is vital that Pennsylvanians remain on
December 5, 2023
The National Center on Law & Elder Rights is hosting a free webinar entitled Elder Abuse Basics: Civil Legal Response on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, from 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Eastern. Many different service providers and systems work to address elder abuse. Older adults who have experienced maltreatment
December 4, 2023
Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Dr. Val Arkoosh today announced the opening of a public comment period for a proposed federal flexibility that, if approved, would allow states to make changes to their Medicaid programs with the goal of helping people live healthier lives. DHS is seeking
December 4, 2023
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today alerted consumers and other interested parties about the start of a public comment period for proposed amendments to current regulations for the Low-Income Usage Reduction Program (LIURP). Interested persons are invited to submit written
December 1, 2023
A federal court decision issued Nov. 28 protects the constitutional rights of Pottstown College Drive Encampment residents experiencing homelessness. The ruling granted a preliminary injunction, in part, for plaintiffs, Better Days Ahead Outreach, Inc. et al . Judge Mia R. Perez, of the U.S

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