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IRS, Security Summit Partners Announce “National Tax Security Awareness Week” beginning Dec. 5

4 hours 27 min ago
The Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners have announced the start of “National Tax Security Awareness Week.” As part of the Security Summit effort, a variety of information will be shared throughout the week to educate taxpayers on steps they should take to protect themselves from identity theft and tax scams as well as protect their valuable financial data.

PUC Offers Top Five Tips for Energy Shopping & Savings on Black Friday

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 11:16am
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission offers consumers a “Top Five” list of Black Friday tips for energy savings and shopping.

As Holidays Approach, IRS Reminds Taxpayers of Refund Delays in 2017

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 8:12am
The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers to remember that a new law requires the IRS to hold refunds until mid-February in 2017 for people claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Additional Child Tax Credit.

Free Information Session on Expungement and Criminal Records Nov. 30 in West Chester

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 10:21am
A free informational session entitled "Understanding Expungement, Limited Access to Criminal Records & Pardons" will be held on November 30 at 5pm at the Chester County Justice Center, Courtroom 1, 201 W. Market Street, West Chester, PA 19380. The event is sponsored by the Chester County Bar Association and Legal Aid of Southeast Pennsylvania, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania Bar Insurance and Trust Fund.

FTC Unveils Mobile-Friendly Financial Readiness Website for Military Members and Personal Financial Managers

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 9:21am
The Federal Trade Commission unveiled a financial readiness website designed for mobile devices to help members of the military community navigate personal financial decisions in light of the unique challenges they face, such as frequent relocations and deployment.

Lifeline Program Expands Coverage to Internet Service

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 12:30pm
Beginning on December 2, you will be able to apply your monthly Lifeline program discount towards internet service. The Lifeline Program is a federal program that currently provides a monthly discount on landline or wireless phone service to eligible low-income households.

Attorney General Beemer Warns Consumers of Scam Emails and Texts Seeking Personal Information

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 1:53pm
Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer urges Pennsylvania consumers to avoid falling victim to scam emails and text messages seeking personal financial information.

Allegheny County Expungement Day in Pittsburgh - Nov. 14

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 2:10pm
Pittsburgh Works and a host of partners including Neighborhood Legal Services, the Pro Bono Center of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation, the Duquesne University School of Law, the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, are hosting Allegheny County Expungement Day on Nov. 14 from 1:00 pm -5:00 pm. at the City-County Building in Pittsburgh.

Pennsylvania Launches Early Learning Provider Tool

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 2:46pm
The PA Department of Human Services and PA Department of Education have announced the launch of a provider tool that connects Pennsylvania families with reliable, high-quality early learning programs - www.findchildcare.pa.gov.

Pennsylvania Launches Early Learning Provider Tool

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 1:46pm
The PA Department of Human Services and PA Department of Education have announced the launch of a provider tool that connects Pennsylvania families with reliable, high-quality early learning programs - www.findchildcare.pa.gov.

Pennsylvania Launches Early Learning Provider Tool

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 1:46pm
The PA Department of Human Services and PA Department of Education have announced the launch of a provider tool that connects Pennsylvania families with reliable, high-quality early learning programs - www.findchildcare.pa.gov.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Opens for 2016-2017

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 9:36am
The LIHEAP program opened on November 1, 2016 and is expected to close March 31, 2017, subject to earlier or later closing depending on funding. LIHEAP provides help with heating bills and dealing with shut-offs of utility service.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Opens for 2016-2017

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 8:36am
The LIHEAP program opened on November 1, 2016 and is expected to close March 31, 2017, subject to earlier or later closing depending on funding. LIHEAP provides help with heating bills and dealing with shut-offs of utility service.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Opens for 2016-2017

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 8:36am
The LIHEAP program opened on November 1, 2016 and is expected to close March 31, 2017, subject to earlier or later closing depending on funding. LIHEAP provides help with heating bills and dealing with shut-offs of utility service.

‘Be Utility Wise’ Event in Johnstown to Raise Awareness about Customer Assistance Programs

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 11:39am
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) will hold its third of five statewide annual PA “Be Utility Wise” events on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, 450 Schoolhouse Rd., Johnstown.

Pennsylvania Taking Back Unwanted and Expired Prescription Drugs - October 22

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 1:00pm
On Saturday, Oct. 22, Pennsylvanians will have the 12th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Free Child and Spousal Support Clinic in Philadelphia - Oct. 28

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 9:37am
Philadelphia Legal Assistance is offering a free child and spousal support clinic on October 28, 2016 in Center City Philadelphia.

Social Security Announces 0.3 Percent Benefit Increase for 2017

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 11:48am
The Social Security Administration has announced that monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 65 million Americans will increase 0.3 percent in 2017.

Social Security Announces 0.3 Percent Benefit Increase for 2017

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 10:48am
The Social Security Administration has announced that monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 65 million Americans will increase 0.3 percent in 2017.

Social Security Announces 0.3 Percent Benefit Increase for 2017

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 10:48am
The Social Security Administration has announced that monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 65 million Americans will increase 0.3 percent in 2017.