Information for Philadelphia Workers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

This information was last updated on Thursday June 18, 2020 For legal assistance with paid leave, unsafe work conditions, clearing criminal records, and other job-related issues, please contact CLS at 215-981-3700. For legal assistance with unemployment compensation, please contact PA at 215-981-3800 9:30am – noon Monday through Thursday or online any time at https://philalegal.org/apply. Courts…

Information for Seniors, People with Disabilities, and People Who Need Public Benefits During the Coronavirus Pandemic

This information was last updated on Thursday June 18, 2020 Courts are mostly closed through at least July 6. All Pennsylvania courts are closed for most functions until at least July 6. . This includes both Philadelphia Municipal Court and the Court of Common Pleas. See the Courts page for more information  Emergency Cash Assistance…

New Rule from Social Security Limits Social Security Access for Limited English Proficient Individuals

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has published a new rule that could cause immigrants and limited English proficient people with disabilities to be denied vital income supports.  Previously, SSA considered a person with a disability’s ability to communicate in English when evaluating whether they were able to work, and thus qualify for disability benefits. With…