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PUC Urges Residents to “Prepare Now” as Winter Storm Harper Approaches; Reminds Residents to Report Outages and Consider Safety

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 10:42
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) offered tips to residents as Winter Storm Harper approaches the Commonwealth as part of its ongoing Prepare Now utility awareness campaign.

Clean Slate Workshop in Chester County - January 25

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 08:39
Legal Aid of Southeastern PA, United Way of Chester County and PA CareerLink of Chester County are holding a free Clean Slate Workshop on Friday Jan. 25, 2019 at PA CareerLink Chester County in Exton, PA.

IRS Confirms Tax Filing Season to Begin January 28; Refunds to be Issued During Shutdown

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 08:01
Despite the government shutdown, the Internal Revenue Service has confirmed that it will process tax returns beginning January 28, 2019 and provide refunds to taxpayers as scheduled.

Delaware County Expungement Clinic - January 21, 2019

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 08:24
A Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service free Expungement Clinic, sponsored by State Sen. Anthony Williams' office and State Rep. Joanna McClinton's office, will be held on Monday, January 21, 2019 from noon to 2 p.m. at Academy Park High School, Sharon Hill, PA.

New PUC Report Shows Continued Improvement in PA Households Starting Winter Without Heat-Related Utilities

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 10:18
The Public Utility Commission's annual Cold Weather Survey shows that more than 18,500 households across the state which had utility service terminated during the calendar year are entering the winter season without heat-related utility service or using unsafe heating sources, approximately 4% less than last year.

Help Avoid Online Order Slow- or No-Shows

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 10:30
The Federal Trade Commission has gotten reports from consumers who didn’t get their orders as expected – or never got them at all. Here are tips to have a good online shopping experience.

Social Security Warns Public About Fraudulent Phone Calls Threatening Arrest or Legal Action

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 10:29
Citizens are urged to remain vigilant of telephone impersonation schemes that exploit the Social Security Administration’s reputation and authority.

National Tax Security Awareness Week: Dec. 3-7

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 13:21
The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax community are marking “National Tax Security Awareness Week” Dec. 3 -7, with a series of reminders to taxpayers and tax professionals.

Free Family Law Help Desk in Scranton - December 11

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 10:07
Lackawanna Pro Bono, is sponsoring a FREE event that will provide the opportunity for low income individuals who have family law problems in Lackawanna County to meet briefly with a lawyer.

Utility and Energy Assistance Presentation in New Kensington - Dec 4

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 08:31
Laurel Legal Services, Inc. will be presenting a program on Utility Law and the Low Income Energy Assistance Program at the Citizen's Family Health Clinic in New Kensington on December 4, 2018.

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.

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