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Civil legal aid helps people who are depending on justice for survival: veterans denied rightfully earned benefits, families fighting wrongful evictions, women trapped in abusive relationships, and...
LIHEAP Helps Pennsylvania Families Stay Warm and Safe in the Winter! Families struggling to keep up with their bills must often choose between buying food and heating their homes in the winter....
On March 8th, it was reported that the presidential administration is considering more than $6 billion in cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), according to preliminary...
On May 4, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by a vote of 217 to 2013.  The Senate is now considering the House bill....
A draft Executive Order was recently leaked to the public that would change “public charge” policies.  Immigrants who are categorized as public charges may face immigration consequences. ...
Congress is considering converting the federal Medicaid program to a block grant.  Through block grants, the federal government makes lump sum payments to states based on a formula. ...
For 50 years, Medicare has made it possible for older adults and people with disabilities to access the health care they need, and has contributed to longer life expectancies and greater economic...
Congress is weighing proposals to significantly cut or eliminate Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for children with disabilities. SSI is a Social Security benefit that provides vital...
Congress is considering converting the federal Medicaid program to a block grant.  It is also weighing a proposal from House Speaker Paul Ryan to package eleven federal human services programs,...
The number of Pennsylvanians lost to overdose is at record highs. In 2015, over 3,000 Pennsylvanians died from heroin and opioid-related overdoses.  That number is expected to increase for 2016...