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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)

“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.

“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.

“Bob Fisher Wants to #KeepPAGA “

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This video was uploaded May 9, 2012 to YouTube by LuthernAdvocacyPA and is a request to Governor Corbett to not cut the General Assistance Program

“Pa. to end program that ‘saved my life,’ man says”

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Chester County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Chester County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This article posted within 10 minutes before I found it on June 25, 2012 on the Chester County Daily News website talks about one story of many depicting the lives that will be directly affected by the loss of general assistance and describes how general assistance can mean the difference between life and death for some.

“Gov. Corbett’s easy attack on Pennsylvania’s weakest”

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This article was about 7 hours old when I posted it here, it is dated June 25, 2012 and found on the Philly.com website.

I had known it was something at risk, but hadn’t heard it had been eliminated until I got up this morning and happened to be talking to a couple of my neighbors who are among those directly effected by the elimination of General Assistance.

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