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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

CARIE and SeniorLAW Center Awarded Grant to Protect Victims in Long Term Care from Crime and Abuse

Thursday, January 16th, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  December 12, 2013 CONTACT:   Diane Menio Executive Director, CARIE 215-545-5728 menio@carie.org www.carie.org www.seniorlawcenter.org CARIE and SeniorLAW Center Awarded Grant to Protect Victims in Long Term Care from Crime and Abuse The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency has awarded CARIE and SeniorLAW Center a one-year grant to reduce, pre… click for more

You shop, Amazon gives

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
AmazonSmile is an easy way for you to support SeniorLAW Center every time you shop, at no cost to you.  Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to SeniorLAW Center.  Your purchase will help support SeniorLAW Center and the thousands of seniors we help every year.   Remember SeniorLAW Center when you are shopping on Amazon.com.   It’s as easy as clicking … click for more

Important information about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
Senior hunger is real in our community. Philadelphia has the largest percentage of senior citizens among this country’s 10 largest cities. Almost 1 in 5 of Philadelphia’s elders live at or near poverty level. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP or food stamps, helps eligible individuals purchase food. Most low-income individuals are eligible for SNAP Benefit… click for more

LIHEAP Assistance is NOW Available

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
You may be eligible to receive cash grants and additional benefits to help you with your heating bill. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (“LIHEAP”) provides financial assistance to low income households who are having trouble with their energy bills. It is a federal program administered by the PA Department of Welfare (“DPW”). LIHEAP is available as of November 4, 2013… click for more

Please Support SeniorLAW Center on #Giving Tuesday

Monday, November 25th, 2013
First Black Friday, Then Cyber Monday, Now Giving Tuesday This year, on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, SeniorLAW Center is part of a call to action that will change the calendar and help make history. We are celebrating a day dedicated to giving ‐‐ when charities, families, businesses, community centers, students, retailers and more will all come together for #GivingTuesday – a moveme… click for more

Warning: New IRS Telephone Scam Targets Consumers

Friday, November 8th, 2013
Scammers posing as IRS agents are calling consumers to demand tax payments that are not owed. Scammers are demanding that taxpayers pay their tax debts promptly through a pre-loaded debt care or wire transfer. They are threatening to arrest, deport, or revoke the driver’s license of a victim who refuses to cooperate. Scammers are using fake names, and they may be able to recite the last fo… click for more

New Property Tax Ordinance Gives Fresh Start to Senior Homeowners

Friday, November 1st, 2013
On October 15, 2013, Philadelphia’s first-ever Real Estate Tax Collections Ordinance went into effect. The ordinance creates a clear, consistent system for property tax collection. The ordinance also provides homeowners who live in their property the opportunity to pay their delinquent property tax in affordable monthly installments and avoid real estate tax foreclosure. SeniorLAW Center a… click for more

Extreme Poverty Rising for Elderly (SeniorLAW Center client featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer)

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
Read about our client Ivy Maude Jones and the alarming rise in deep senior poverty in our country and our City…making SeniorLAW Center’s work more important than ever before. CLICK HERE to read the article. … click for more

Philadelphia Senior Citizen Property Tax Freeze Application Deadline has been extended!

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
The deadline for the Senior Citizen Tax  Freeze application has been extended until January 31, 2014!  Seniors are encouraged to continue submitting their applications. The Senior Citizen Property Tax Freeze program enables eligible seniors to prevent increases in their real estate taxes in the future.  To be eligible your income must be $23,500 or less for a single person or $31,500 for a … click for more
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