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PUC Offers Storm Safety Tips; Reminds Residents to Prepare, Report Outages and Consider Safety

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 07:27
As the first wintery storm of the season approaches most of Pennsylvania, the Public Utility Commission (PUC) reminds residents that preparation and awareness are essential parts of winter storm safety.

Coatesville Center for Community Health to Host Expungement Workshops

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 14:38
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania will present expungement workshops at the Coatesville Center for Community Health on Nov. 29 & Dec. 12, 2018.

PUC Hosts ‘Be Utility Wise’ Education Event in Harrisburg

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 14:05
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission will host the Capital Region’s annual “Be Utility Wise” consumer education event on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at the Red Lion Inn in Harrisburg.

Legal Aid Services Workshop (West Chester) - Nov. 17

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 13:39
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania will be holding a Legal Aid Services Workshop on November 17, 2018 from 10:00 AM-11:30 AM at North Star of Chester County in West Chester.

Community Legal Services’ Family Advocacy Hotline: Free Advice for Parents Involved with the Child Welfare System

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 13:30
The Family Advocacy Hotline offers confidential information, advice and referrals for parents involved with the Philadelphia DHS (Department of Human Services) or receiving services from a Community Umbrella Agency (CUA).

PUC Continues ‘Prepare Now’ Campaign; Reminds Electric, Natural Gas Utilities to Help Consumers this Winter

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 13:48
As part of its 16th year of “Prepare Now” education efforts, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has urged utilities to help Pennsylvania consumers who may struggle with the cost of cold-weather energy bills.

PUC Hosts November 8 #UtilityCareers Veterans Job Fair in Harrisburg

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 14:54
The PA Public Utility Commission is joining with utilities and other state agencies to host a veterans’ job fair event in Harrisburg on Thursday, November 8, 2018 in Harrisburg.

Pennsylvania Health Law Project Webinar: Medicare 2019

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 07:32
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project is offering a free webinar to educate advocates, providers, and professionals who work with dual eligibles and other low-income Medicare beneficiaries about Medicare in 2019 on Wednesday, November 7, 2018.

PUC Joins PA Department of Human Services to Kick Off Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Season

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 14:31
The PA Public Utility Commission joined with the PA Department of Human Services, advocates for low-income residents and local utilities to mark the start of the application process for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for the 2018-19 winter heating season.

Social Security Announces 2.8 Percent Benefit Increase for 2019

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 10:26
Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 67 million Americans will increase 2.8 percent in 2019.

Drivers License Restoration Clinic (Harrisburg) - Oct. 25

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 09:55
This Drivers License Restoration Clinic is a collaboration between the Dauphin County Bar Association, MidPenn Legal Services, PA CareerLink Capitol Region, and UUPLAN. Pre-registration is required.

Expungement and Re-Entry Clinic (Harrisburg) - Oct. 18

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 08:40
An Expungement and Re-Entry Clinic will be held on October 18, 2018 from 5:30 PM-7:30 PM at PA CareerLink in Harrisburg.

Unemployment Compensation Workshop in Exton - Sept. 21

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 10:49
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania will present a free workshop on unemployment compensation Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Financial Stability Center, 479 Thomas Jones Way, Suite 500, Exton. Registration is required.

PUC Encourages Eligible Customers to ‘Stay Connected’ During Lifeline Awareness Week

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 08:01
Sept. 10-14 is Lifeline Awareness Week. Learn about the Lifeline program that provides low-income consumers with discounted voice and internet service.

Free Expungement Clinic in State College - Oct. 25

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 10:16
The Centre County Bar Association and MidPenn Legal Services will be holding an Expungement Clinic in State College on October 25, 2018.

Webinar: What Restoration of General Assistance Means for Pennsylvanians and How You Can Help

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 08:50
Community Legal Services of Philadelphia will be holding a webinar on September 14, entitled "What Restoration of General Assistance Means for Pennsylvanians and How You Can Help" from 2:00 PM-3:00 PM.

PUC Launches Annual ‘Be Utility Wise’ Consumer Education Campaign; Hosts Eight Statewide Events, Including New Lehigh Valley Forum

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 10:38
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has announced that it will host eight consumer education events across the Commonwealth as part of this year’s “Be Utility Wise” campaign.

Free Family Law Help Desk in Scranton - September 17, 2018

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 14:26
Lackawanna Pro Bono will be offering a FREE Family Law Help Desk on September 17, 2018 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. at the Family Court Administration Office, 200 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA. Registration is required to see an attorney.

Expungement Clinic in Pittsburgh/Garfield - Sept. 11, 2018

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 09:00
Neighborhood Legal Services Association and the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation will be hosting a Expungement Clinic, "Removing Barriers to Employment" on Tuesday, September 11, from 11 am - 1 pm at the BGC Activity Center in Pittsburgh.

Social Security Fast-Tracks Decisions for People with Severe Disabilities

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 08:52
Social Security has announce five new Compassionate Allowance conditions that will meet Social Security's standards for disability benefits. Claims based on these conditions are often allowed based on a confirmation of the diagnosis alone.