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…

Careless: How the Pennsylvania Department of Health Has Risked the Lives of Elderly and Disabled Nursing Home Residents

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) has been failing in its job to protect nursing home residents.  Over the past several years, DOH has significantly decreased the issuance of sanctions against nursing homes and has adopted and employed an investigatory strategy that dismisses 92% of the complaints against nursing homes.  Additionally, when DOH finds that…