General Assistance

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David Madden
September 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
New Jersey is increasing monthly cash payments to some of the state’s poorest residents.
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Justin Udo
August 11, 2019 - 1:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The end of a government assistance program in Pennsylvania is hurting many throughout the commonwealth while also taking a toll on an organization who helps those who lost their benefits. The General Assistance program for low-income Pennsylvanians officially ended...
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Pat Loeb
August 01, 2019 - 6:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The General Assistance program for low-income Pennsylvanians officially ended Thursday, and a legal effort to keep it operating has failed. Commonwealth Court rejected an injunction request by Community Legal Services (CLS), on behalf of several clients, to block the...
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Pat Loeb
July 23, 2019 - 3:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The General Assistance program for low-income Pennsylvanians is scheduled to end on Aug. 1 , but two nonprofit legal groups are trying to save it. Community Legal Services (CLS) and Disability Rights Pennsylvania have filed a lawsuit, arguing that the state acted...
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