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02/09/2017

More than a million Pennsylvania residents would lose their health insurance and more than 2.5 million seniors could lose protection from large prescription costs if the Affordable Care Act is repealed, according to data contained in a major report released by the Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaborative (PHFC).

In addition, virtually every Pennsylvanian with private health insurance – nearly 10 million people – would lose valuable protections including coverage for pre-existing conditions, limits on age-related premium increases, elimination of life-time limits and a ban on insurance companies using medical information to refuse coverage or set higher premiums, and the right for children to remain on their parents’ health insurance until age 26.

01/31/2017

LSC America's Partner For Equal JusticeThe 2017 Application Loan Cycle for the Legal Services Corporation Herbert S. Garten Loan Repayment Assistance Program will open on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 9:00 AM Eastern Standard Time.

The deadline for application submissions during this cycle is Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.

01/31/2017

Pennsylvania Health Law ProjectThe Pennsylvania Health Law Project has released the January 2017 edition of Health Law PA News. Health Law PA News is a free newsletter containing the latest news relating to Health Law in Pennsylvania. You can subscribe to receive the PHLP eNews, which links to the Health Law PA News on the PHLP website at www.phlp.org

01/27/2017

If you worked last year and your income is less than $53,505, check out your eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). EITC can mean up to a $6,269 refund when you file a return and have qualifying children. Workers with no qualifying children could be eligible for a smaller credit, up to 506 dollars. In Pennsylvania last year EITC added an average of $2,271 to refunds.

01/25/2017

The Elder Justice Resource Center of the First Judicial District (Philadelphia Courts) will begin working with Temple University Beasley School of Law on February 1, 2017 to offer free legal assistance to unrepresented seniors, age 60 and above, via the school's Elderly Law In-House Clinical Program.

Located in Room 278, Philadlphia City Hall, the Elder Justice Resource Center will be open Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. In-house clinical services will be offered every Wednesday.

01/09/2017

The Federal Trade Commission has charged a Kansas man and his companies with selling portfolios of fake payday loan debts that debt collectors used to get people to pay on debts they did not owe. At the FTC’s request, a federal court halted the operation pending litigation.

01/04/2017

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A report detailing affordable housing at risk of being lost due to owner opt-out was released by the Justice Lab clinic at the Stephen and Sandra Sheller Center for Social Justice at Temple University Beasley School of Law and Community Legal Services (CLS).

In response to the report, CLS is calling on the Department of Housing and Urban Development, City of Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Housing Authority to take action to protect affordable housing for low-income tenants in the City.

01/03/2017
The Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation System recently lost about half of its staff, many of whom used to answer the phone lines. As a result, you may be experience problems reaching representatives or quickly receiving benefits.

If you have had problems reaching representatives from Unemployment Compensation (UC), you can submit a complaint using a new complaint site at https://uccomplaint.org, that has been created by Philadelphia Legal Assistance. The Complaint System also lists resources and information for claimants about the UC process.

12/21/2016

Pennsylvania Health Law ProjectThe Pennsylvania Health Law Project has released the November-December 2016 edition of Health Law PA News. Health Law PA News is a free newsletter containing the latest news relating to Health Law in Pennsylvania. You can subscribe to receive the PHLP eNews, which links to the Health Law PA News on the PHLP website.