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2014 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
Candle Lighting Ceremony: There will be a Candle Lighting Ceremony  to remember and honor victims and survivors of violence, and to take a stand against crime in our communities. Date:  Friday, April 4th, 2014 Time:  Doors open at 6:00 p.m., Program begins at 6:30 p.m. Location:  First Unitarian Church 2125 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA For more information call 215-551-3360 o… click for more

Cigna and DLA Piper continue their thriving pro bono partnership with SeniorLAW Center, serving low-income seniors in need

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
Cigna - DLA - SeniorLAW pro bono partnership… click for more

Former Congressman, Iraq war veteran and MSNBC host, Patrick Murphy, will serve as Master of Ceremonies for SeniorLAW Center’s 2014 Gala, Honoring Our Older Veterans.

Monday, March 10th, 2014
SeniorLAW Center is delighted to announce that veteran and former Congressman Patrick Murphy will serve as Master of Ceremonies for SeniorLAW Center’s 2014 Gala, Honoring Our Older Veterans.  Patrick is a decorated Iraq War veteran and advocate for veterans’ rights. Patrick served two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and currently hosts “Taking the Hill” on MSNBC, a s… click for more

Dr. Leon Bass is SeniorLAW Center’s Champion of the Year: WWII veteran, African American soldier, liberator of the Buchenwald concentration camp, Philadelphia teacher & principal, acclaimed speaker & author on racism & injustice.

Monday, March 10th, 2014
SeniorLAW Center is delighted to honor Dr. Leon Bass at its 2014 gala, Honoring Our Older Veterans, on May 21, 2014 at the Ballroom at the Ben.  Dr. Bass served in a segregated U.S. Army unit in World War II, and was among the first American soldiers to be seen by – and to see --  survivors of the camp.  Bass later referred to the people he saw that day as "the walking dead."   In… click for more

Cozen O’Connor and Pepper Hamilton team up with SeniorLAW Center to “Fight Contractor Fraud” and save the homes of Philadelphia seniors!

Thursday, March 6th, 2014
SeniorLAW Center is proud to partner with Pepper Hamilton and Cozen O’Connor to save the homes of low-income Philadelphia seniors through pro bono service.  On December 5, 2013 SeniorLAW Center and Pepper Hamilton hosted the very first gathering of the Pepper Hamilton and Cozen O’Connor “Fighting Contractor Fraud” practice groups.  Each of the firms, in partnership with SeniorLAW C… click for more

Free Legal Services to Older Veterans in Philadelphia

Friday, February 28th, 2014
SeniorLAW Center is now providing special comprehensive services to qualified Philadelphia Veterans 60 and older and their families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Through a new grant with the Utility Emergency Services Fund (UESF), SeniorLAW Center offers free legal advice, information and direct representation to vulnerable Veteran families who qualify. For further infor… click for more

What you should know before applying for a Reverse Mortgage

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
Is a reverse mortgage right for you?  Companies are advertising reverse mortgages in newspapers and on TV as a way for seniors to exchange  the equity in their home for cash in their pocket now.  CLICK HERE to read our Reverse Mortgage Fact sheet.   The homeowner can get cash in a lump payment or in monthly installments based upon the value of the property, the age of the borrower and th… click for more

LOOP (Longtime Owner Occupants Program) Tax Reduction Deadline is February 18, 2014! ACT NOW!

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
The deadline for Philadelphia’s property tax program LOOP (Longtime Owner Occupants Program) is February 18, 2014. Under LOOP, if you have lived in your home at for least 10 years and your property has a substantial increase in assessed value, the City may give you significant tax savings for 10 years. To qualify: You must have owned and lived in the property as your primary residence si… click for more

Possible loss of Homestead Exemption if your property deed is transferred!

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
Philadelphia’s property tax “Homestead Exemption” reduces the taxable portion of your property assessment by $30,000. If you are approved for the Homestead Exemption, your real estate tax bill will likely be lower next year. To qualify, you must own and live in your property. The application deadline for the 2015 tax year is September 13, 2014. But please be aware of the following:  … click for more

Important Property Tax Program Deadlines are Quickly Approaching!

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
Two important property tax program deadlines are approaching – don’t miss your chance to apply!  1)    Senior Citizen Tax Freeze – deadline January 31, 2014 If you are an income-eligible senior citizen, the City of Philadelphia will "freeze" your real estate taxes. Once approved, if your assessment changes or the tax rate changes, your taxes will not increase. To qualify… click for more
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