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May 17, 2017
The Department of Human Services (DHS) has announced changes to the state’s Medicaid (MA) policy to expand coverage of life-saving drugs to treat Hepatitis C (HCV) virus. Beginning on July 1, the Department will begin phasing in coverage for individuals who have liver function test scores of “F1” or
May 12, 2017
The Internal Revenue Service has announced that the application period for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) grants for calendar year 2018 will run from May 1 to June 20, 2017. The LITC program is a federal grant program administered by the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate at the IRS, led by the
May 3, 2017
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published the April 2017 edition of Health Law PA News . Health Law PA News is a free newsletter containing the latest news relating to Health Law in Pennsylvania. You can subscribe to receive the PHLP eNews, which links to the Health Law PA News on the PHLP
May 3, 2017
Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. Executive Director Samuel W. Milkes has authored an article entitled Funding for Civil Legal Aid: Where Do We Go From Here? , that appears in the current edition of The Pennsylvania Lawyer (May-June 2017), the magazine of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. The
April 26, 2017
Addictive prescription drugs that are thrown away or left untended on shelves and in drawers at home are often stolen and either abused or sold by family members and visitors. That’s why the Drug Eenforcement Administration (DEA) of the Department of Justice and thousands of its state, local, and
April 25, 2017
THE 2017 PLAN PUBLIC BENEFITS CONFERENCE HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Due to low enrollment numbers the Conference, scheduled for May 4-5, 2017 has been cancelled. In the coming weeks, a series of webinars will be scheduled to cover the most pressing topics that would have been a part of the conference. Some
April 24, 2017
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC), Microsoft Corporation, and Pro Bono Net have named Alaska and Hawaii as state partners in a pilot program to develop online, statewide legal portals to direct individuals with civil legal needs to the most appropriate forms of assistance.
April 11, 2017
Nancy A. Berryhill, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, invites everyone to celebrate the first National Social Security Month in April by taking five steps toward financial security at www.socialsecurity.gov/5-steps-toward-your-financial-security . During the month, Social Security will provide

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