Category: News

Urgent Action Needed to Extend Mandatory Moratorium on Utilities

  • Posted on May 21, 2020

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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. 



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

  • Posted on May 20, 2020

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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…



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

  • Posted on May 13, 2020

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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…



BREAKING NEWS: You could receive an additional $500 more

  • Posted on April 22, 2020

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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…



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

by Kristen Wilson

  • Posted on April 13, 2020

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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…



Mortgage and Debt Relief for Homeowners

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…



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

by Kristen Wilson

  • Posted on March 31, 2020

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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…



Instructions Regarding filing for Protection from Abuse Orders

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,…



SeniorLAW Center joins national advocates in seeking to ban disconnections of Lifeline

March 2020 Covid-19 Emergency Lifeline Letter Lifeline is a program that offers subsidies to low income people to obtain access to telephone and Internet services. Given the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis and the need for access to affordable telephone and internet service, public interest organizations are requesting the Federal Communications Commission: 1) immediately prohibit disconnections of…