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“Lawsuit seeks restoration of Pennsylvania’s General Assistance for the disabled”

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This October 3, 2012 article on the Philly.com website talks about the lawsuit being made to try to restore General Assistance according to the article the action by Governor Corbett may have been unconstitutional

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“Changes in Pa. policy worry advocates for those in need”

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This September 11, 2012 article on the NewsWorks website talks about the block grant that 20 counties will receive as part of a pilot program to see if that type of budget works or not in Pennsylvania for human services.  The article also raises concerns for those who had been in the former General Assistance program.

SVG of Pennsylvania state seal

SVG of Pennsylvania state seal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Waiting for Corbett to deliver options”

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This July 27, 2012 article found on the Philly.com website continues to raise the question of whether Governor Tom Corbett has made any progress or even attempted to find alternative options for folks who are losing their General Assistance benefit this month.

“Pennsylvania cuts services for most needy” (Editorial)

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This July 11, 2012 article found on the Standard Speaker website talks about the reality faced by about 70,000 Pennsylvanians this month.  Letters have been sent to recipients of General Assistance informing them they will no longer receive benefits after July 30, 2012

“With loss of general assistance program, many in Lehigh Valley unsure of next step”

Counties comprising the Lehigh Valley region o...

Counties comprising the Lehigh Valley region of eastern Pennsylvania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This July 1, 2012 article on The Morning Call website, talks about the impact of the elimination of the General Assistance program.  It is an article specific to Lehigh Valley, but the same story is playing out across the state.

“Pa.’s unkindest cut gets one-month delay”

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This July 1, 2012 article found on the LancasterOnline website talks about not only the fact that cash assistance is being eliminated, but also raises concerns about the ripple effect of the elimination of this program may cause.  Recipients will receive their last General Assistance stipend during the last week of July according to this article.

“Penna.’s aid to the disabled, others on line”

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This article found on June 27, 2012 on Philly.com talks about the situation with General Assistance it was posted a little before 6am this morning so I may have posted newer information already, but this article explains who has qualified, how long they qualify for, and what is required of them to qualify.

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