In response to the Governor’s directive, all of SeniorLAW Center's physical offices are closed, but we continue to provide services to our older clients and communities who are disproportionately impacted by this crisis.

All staff are working and accessible remotely. Those needing our services should contact us by phone at:

Please see resources on our website with more information for older adults in these uncertain times. Join us in making extra efforts to ensure the older people in our lives are safe, healthy and connected.



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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

PRESS CONFERENCE: SeniorLAW Center, Reps. Cartwright, Fitzpatrick to Discuss Legislation to Protect Seniors Against Coronavirus Scams

Monday, March 30th, 2020
Washington, D.C. – Today at 12:00 p.m., U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) will host a video press conference to discuss legislation he will introduce to bolster statewide legal hotlines for older Americans. He will be joined by Republican U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) — who will co-sponsor the bill — as well as the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and the exe… click for more

Instructions Regarding filing for Protection from Abuse Orders

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020
For any older adult experiencing abuse, we urge you to contact our helpline; please see the attached document for instructions regarding filing for Protection from Abuse Orders in Philadelphia. SeniorLAW Center leaders were instrumental in advocacy in this effort with our partners. COVID-19 has a disproportionate and deathly impact on the older Americans we serve, who are also facing enormous chal… click for more

Coronavirus poses challenge for grandparents raising kids | KYW

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020
Executive Director Karen Buck and Project Director Janine Dunlap Kiah were featured on Cherri Gregg's show on KYWNewsradio. The show highlighted the challenges that older people and grandparents raising grandchildren are facing during COVID-19. Read more and hear more here. … click for more
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