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As Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion under the ACA comes under attack, it is critical to speak up to preserve these vital health benefits. In order to take action, here's what you need to know:...
Philadelphia – Yesterday, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an updated analysis of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the U.S. House of Representatives’ bill to repeal and...
CLS has reviewed materials currently available concerning the President’s budget proposal and is deeply concerned about the negative impact the President’s budget proposal will have on people with...
The President’s FY 2018 Budget proposes a sliding benefit cut to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for families where two or more family members, even children, receive SSI. SSI is a core Social...
The President’s proposed budget would increase hunger, poverty, and ill health by cutting the SNAP program by an unprecedented 25%.   Currently SNAP benefits are 100% federally-funded, but...
The following testimony was delivered by Amy Hirsch, Managing Attorney of CLS's Public Benefits Unit, before the United States Commision on Civil Rights on May 19, 2017. Thank you,...
Community Legal Services of Philadelphia (CLS) is working on a bill, Senate Bill 529, which would help Pennsylvanians clear some old and minor criminal records without the need for a lawyer or going...
Governor Wolf’s 2017-18 fiscal year budget proposes to consolidate the Departments of Aging (PDA), Human Services, Health, and Drug and Alcohol Programs into one large new agency which would be...
In September 2016, the US Departments of Labor and Justice awarded the first-ever contract for a National Clean Slate Clearinghouse to the Council of State Governments Justice Center.  Among the...
CLS Statement on the U.S. House of Representatives Vote to Cut Life-Saving Medicaid Benefits for Pennsylvania Families, Seniors, and People with Disabilities: Today, the U.S. House of...