Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Social Security Administration Should Halt All Pending Regulations

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the U.S. workforce, leading to record levels of unemployment.  While some people will return to work in the coming months, many workers with disabilities may remain out of the workforce indefinitely.  Older workers with disabilities were thirty percent more likely to lose their jobs during the Great Recession than the…

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

This information was last updated on Monday, April 6, at 9:00 a.m. All courts and related offices in Pennsylvania will remain closed until April 30. This includes both Philadelphia Municipal Court and the Court of Common Pleas. The Courts have made some exceptions, however, included here. The new time limits for SNAP (food stamps) will…

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…