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11/24/2014

Late last week President Obama announced Executive Actions to change immigration and enforcement policies. People who have lived in the U.S. for 5 years and who have U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident children will be able to apply for a work permit and protection from deportation.

The Immigration Advocates Network, along with their partners and other advocates are making a variety of resources on administrative relief available, including an informational webinar.

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11/12/2014

Pennsylvania Health Law Project

Starting January 2015, Medical Assistance (MA) will cover almost all low-income adults. 

If you are over the income limit for MA, you can apply for insurance through HealthCare.gov between Nov. 15th and Feb. 15th. Many people qualify for assistance in paying for coverage obtained through HealthCare.gov.

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11/03/2014

The Department of Public Welfare (DPW) kicked off the start of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) application process for the 2014-15 season on November 3, 2014.

LIHEAP provides assistance for home heating bills to keep low-income Pennsylvanians warm and safe during the winter months. It’s available to renters and homeowners. Crisis and regular LIHEAP grants begin Nov. 3 this year.

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11/03/2014

Pennsylvania Health Law ProjectThe October edition of the Health Law PA News, a free monthly newsletter, is available from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project. For prior editions or more information about the Pennsylvania Health Law Project, please v

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10/16/2014

National Employment Law ProjectThe National Employment Law Project welcomed the Obama administration's announcement of its latest efforts to improve the job prospects of the nation's nearly three million long-term unemployed.

In January, the administration launched a campaign to enlist businesses in a pledge to recruit and hire more long-term unemployed applicants and to refrain from hiring discrimination against them. The administration has now, working with business leaders, human resource professionals, and local public-private workforce partnerships, rolled out significant steps to boost the hiring of people experiencing long-term unemployment.

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