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Public Benefits
On April 21, 2015, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) announced that it would eliminate the asset test for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, commonly called food stamps) on April 27.  The asset test...
The City of Philadelphia is now sponsoring BenePhilly Centers, whose counselors will help city residents figure out what benefits they’re eligible for and help them apply.  The benefits include SNAP (food stamps) and health insurance, but...
Employment
Addressing years of frustrating busy signals and late checks encountered by Pennsylvania’s unemployed, Harrisburg lawmakers have agreed to a bill that provides supplemental funding to the Unemployment Compensation (UC) administrative...
On July 11, 2013 City of Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, along with the Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity (CEO), announced Philadelphia’s new anti-poverty plan, Shared Prosperity Philadelphia. Community Legal...
Public Benefits
In October 2012, Community Legal Services filed a lawsuit on behalf of three woman whose General Assistance was terminated. They were joined by seven statewide organizations, including the PA Community Providers Association and the Mental...
Aging and Disabilities, Public Benefits
As you have probably heard, Social Security is in the process of moving away from paper checks. Social Security and SSI beneficiaries still getting paper checks are being directed to switch to an electronic payment method by March 1, 2013...
Employment
Current Unemployment Compensation Rules Explained: The following information is a generalized and simplified attempt to explain the current rules for unemployment compensation (UC) eligibility for Pennsylvania claimants. These rules as...