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. . This includes both Philadelphia Municipal Court and the Court of Common Pleas. See the Courts page for more information  You May Be Able to Get Up to…

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…

TAKE ACTION: Tell Social Security Not to Create Additional Burdens for People with Disabilities!

NEW: Everything you need to know about this harmful proposed rule The Social Security Administration just announced that it wants to change its rules for people who get disability benefits, including SSI.  Most people would have to prove disability every two years. If Social Security moves forward with this proposal more than two million people will…