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There is a policy failure in Pennsylvania, causing epidemic levels of utility service terminations. Social service agencies across the state are being flooded with requests from families needing help...
Under the new law: The penalty for possessing 30 grams or less of marijuana for personal use is a $25 fine. The penalty for public marijuana use is a $100 fine or up to 9 hours of community...
Following many months of debate, deliberation, and implementation, Pennsylvania will extend coverage to more than 600,000 low-income Pennsylvanians on January 1, 2015 through the Healthy Pennsylvania...
Updated September 4, 2014. This article references the proposal submitted by DPW in February 2014. Community Legal Services has received verbal information from DPW that Pennsylvania is still in...
(Updated September 3, 2014) The following is a selection of articles about DPW's health reform plan, "Healthy PA." Medicaid enrollees in Pa. could see benefit cuts Mary Wilson, Newsworks WHYY;...
Defender Association of Philadelphia has created a document on collateral consequences of a criminal record in Pennsylvania. Download the document below.
Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (DPW) and the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced an agreement on DPW’s Healthy Pennsylvania proposal. The...
Domestic workers are nannies, caregivers for the elderly, and housekeepers. They provide invaluable services caring for families and maintaining households so that others can leave the house to work...
Like most Americans, ex-offenders need to be employed to support themselves and their families.  Moreover, participation in the labor economy is central to most of our identities; our jobs play...
Has your hospital stay or skilled nursing facility stay been denied by Medicare because you were in “observation status” while hospitalized? CLS can help. What is “observation status”? It is a...