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Pennsylvania Taking Back Unwanted and Expired Prescription Drugs - October 22

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 2:00pm
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 - 10:37am
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.

Legal Aid of Southeastern PA to Hold Birth Certificate Clinics in October

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 1:57pm
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania is holding two birth certificate clinics in October where individuals can meet with an advocate who can request birth certificates. No ID or fee is required.

Tax-filing Extension Expires Oct. 17 for Millions of Taxpayers; Check Eligibility for Overlooked Tax Benefits

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 10:26am
The Internal Revenue Service urges taxpayers whose tax-filing extension runs out on Oct. 17 to double check their returns for often-overlooked tax benefits and then file their returns electronically using IRS e-file or the Free File system.

Free Expungement Clinics in Philadelphia

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 9:37am
Community Legal Services of Philadelphia will be conducting Expungement Clinics at several different locations in Philadelphia on October 1, October 8 and October 12.

Expungement Clinic in Montgomery County - October 6

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 9:30am
Legal Aid of Southeastern PA will be holding an Expungement Clinic in Montgomery County, in partnership with State Sen. Daylin Leach on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the George Washington Carver Community Center in Norristown. Registration required.

Family Law Help Desk in Scranton - September 19

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 1:09pm
Sponsored by Lackawanna Pro Bono, this FREE event will provide the opportunity for low income individuals who have family law problems in Lackawanna County to meet briefly with a lawyer.

Removing Barriers to Employment Due to Criminal Background - September 8 in Chester

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 12:59pm
Attorney Erica Briant of Legal Aid of Southeastern PA will be presenting a program entitled "Removing Barriers to Employment Due to Criminal Background" in conjunction with with PA CareerLink Delaware County in Council Chamber at Chester City Hall on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 10:00 am. Call 610-447-3350 to register.

Free Legal Services in Pittsburgh on September 26

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 9:07am
On September 26 in Pittsburgh, Operation Better Block, the Homewood-Brushton YMCA, PNC, Blank Rome and the Pro Bono Center of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation are partnering to offer FREE LEGAL SERVICES in the preparation of wills, living wills, and healthcare and financial powers of attorney at the Homewood YMCA. Call for an appointment at 412-932-2760.

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Launches Improved CHIP Website

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 10:37am
The Department of Human Services (DHS) has launched a new-and-improved website for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, better known as CHIP, designed to make it easier for families looking for health coverage for their children.

IRS Proposes Revised Fees for Installment Agreements; New Lower Fee Available for Direct Debit Online Payment Agreements; Special Relief Provided to Low-Income Taxpayers

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 11:10am
The Internal Revenue Service is proposing a revised schedule of user fees that would take effect on Jan. 1, 2017, and apply to any taxpayer who enters into an installment agreement. Although some installment agreement fees are increasing, the IRS will continue providing reduced-fee or no-cost services to low-income taxpayers.

IRS Warns of Back-to-School Scams; Encourages Students, Parents, Schools to Stay Alert

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 1:07pm
The Internal Revenue Service warned taxpayers against telephone scammers targeting students and parents during the back-to-school season and demanding payments for non-existent taxes, such as the “Federal Student Tax.”

New Video on The Dangers of Rent-to-Own Agreements

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 10:26am
Community Legal Services of Philadelphia recently released this video explaining some potential problems that may present themselves in a Rent-to-Own arrangement to purchase a house, where you live in the house as a tenant, pay rent each month, and have the rent count toward the purchase of the property.

IRS Works to Help Taxpayers Affected by Individual Taxpayer Identification Number Program Changes

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 2:44pm
The Internal Revenue Service has announced important changes to help taxpayers comply with revisions to the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number program made under a new law.

Comcast and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Announce Major Expansion of Internet Essentials Program

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 7:35am
Comcast and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development have announced a major expansion of Comcast's Internet Essentials program for low-income families making an estimated total of up to 2 million HUD-assisted homes eligible for low-cost internet service.