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

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 section of…



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…



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