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Karen Buck quoted in Spotlight PA article on the need for better COVID-19 testing for older people

Saturday, May 23rd, 2020
As of Monday, May 18, 2020, more than 3,000 nursing home residents have died from COVID-19, according to state records. Nursing homes need better testing now. Karen Buck is quoted in a recent article saying: "What we heard from the governor and from the secretary of health was that the plan would be much more radical and much more universal. And what we’re seeing now is not that. This is very fa… click for more

7 reforms that would make it easier for everyone to vote in Pennsylvania

Saturday, May 23rd, 2020
SeniorLAW Center continues to advocate for older people and vulnerable populations and access to voting during COVID-19. Because voting in person will pose grave risks to people’s health and lives, particularly older people, Americans will turn in unprecedented numbers to voting by mail instead, as they should. Due to COVID-19 and the new processes of Act 77, large numbers of voters will be appl… click for more

SeniorLAW Center joins other housing rights advocates to support Governor Wolf’s moratorium on evictions in Pennsylvania during the global pandemic

Friday, May 22nd, 2020
SeniorLAW Center joined Neighborhood Legal Services, The Community Justice Project, Action-Housing,Inc., Pittsburgh United, Pittsburgh Union of Regional Renters, and Tenants Union Representative Network in an amicus brief supporting Governor Wolf’s moratorium on evictions during the COVID-19 crisis. When Governor Wolf declared an emergency in the face of the deadly Coronavirus, he enacted a sect… click for more

Urgent Action Needed to Extend Mandatory Moratorium on Utilities

Thursday, May 21st, 2020
SeniorLAW Center joins advocates across the Commonwealth urging Governor Wolf to issue an Executive Order to halt utility terminations statewide through at least July 10, 2020, to prevent the loss of critical utility services to Pennsylvania families and seniors. See more information here. … click for more

What You Need to Know to Vote in the Pennsylvania Primary and General Election

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
Due to the Covid-19 emergency Governor Wolf signed Senate Bill 422, which reschedules Pennsylvania’s primary election from April 28 to June 2. -Deadline Alert: 05/18/2020 is the last day to register before the 06/02/2020 Pennsylvania Primary election.  05/26/2020 is the last day to apply for a mail-in ballot. In Order To Vote in the June 2, Your Ballot Must Be Received by Election D… click for more

SeniorLAW Center and groups representing diverse voters seek a mail-in ballot deadline extension due to COVID-19 to avoid disenfranchising voters.

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020
SeniorLAW Center has a proud history of protecting the right to vote of older people, which is integral to its mission. To that end, SeniorLAW Center has joined a group of plaintiffs in filing suit in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to protect the rights of older Pennsylvanians and others who are in danger of being disenfranchised under current deadline rules which require mail-in ballots be receiv… click for more

BREAKING NEWS: You could receive an additional $500 more

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020
BREAKING NEWS: May 5th Deadline for SSI Recipients to Claim Additional $500 for Dependents SSI recipients will automatically receive their $1200 payment. But, if you are caring for children, the IRS does not know that, and you will miss additional monies for those dependents. Therefore, SSI recipients who did not file a tax return in 2018 or 2019 and have qualifying dependents under age 17 … click for more

SeniorLAW Center COVID-19 Resource Flyers for Emergency Areas of Law

Monday, April 13th, 2020
SeniorLAW Center is on the front lines serving basic needs of low-income, isolated and vulnerable older people who are at the epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis. We are responding to emergencies each day: seeking emergency protection from abuse orders to end horrific and often deadly family violence against older people, sexual assault orders, emergency custody for grandparents raising grandchildren… click for more

Mortgage and Debt Relief for Homeowners

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020
There’s been a STOP declared on foreclosure of government guaranteed mortgages until May 18, 2020. This includes practically all Reverse Mortgages and all loans owned by Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, HUD and FHA. And if you can’t make your mortgage payment because of decreased income relating to Covid-19, there is a 6 month forbearance (think “pause” on making payments) with no late fees! But y… click for more

SeniorLAW Center Launches new fund: COVID-19 Fund for Older people

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
DONATE NOW DONATE NOW SeniorLAW Center is on the front lines serving basic needs of low-income, isolated and vulnerable older people who are at the epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis. Staff are responding to emergencies each day: seeking emergency protection from abuse orders to end horrific and often deadly family violence against older people, sexual assault orders, emergency custody for… click for more
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