The VA Publishes New Regulations Impacting Pension Eligibility

On October 18, 2018, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will begin implementing new regulations published in the Federal Register (83 FR 47246) that determine eligibility for VA Pension benefits. The VA Pension is a needs-based benefit paid by the VA to low-income veterans and their families who served during wartime. For veterans who are […]

By | 2018-10-18T15:19:06+00:00 October 18th, 2018|Blog, Veterans Blog|

HAP and PECO/Exelon Co-Host a Birth Certificate Clinic

On September 26, 37 volunteers from 11 corporations (AAA, Aetna, Boenning and Scattergood, Farmers Insurance, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Lincoln Financial, Merck, PECO/Exelon, PNC Bank, Subaru, and Wawa) and 2 law firms (Ballard Spahr and Blank Rome) assisted 58 homeless clients (54 adults and 4 children) with their birth certificates from 11 states, including PA at PECO’s […]

By | 2018-09-26T22:08:06+00:00 September 26th, 2018|Blog, Clinic, HAPpenings|

Waive the Fee for PA Birth Certificates

…”The cost of obtaining a birth certificate and ID is just unaffordable – but without it, people in poverty can’t access the things that could change their fortunes, like unemployment, social services, and subsidized housing.” See more in this column by Ronnie Polaneczky/

By | 2018-09-17T14:10:35+00:00 September 17th, 2018|Blog, HAPpenings|

Back to School at Eliza Shirley House

On August 21, 2018, HAP’s Executive Director Marsha Cohen (center) joined Kelly O’Malley (left) of Reger Rizzo & Darnall and Krystal Kane (right) of Blank Rome in stuffing 15 new backpacks with school supplies for the children living at Eliza Shirley House. Lincoln Financial, Reger Rizzo, and […]

By | 2018-08-22T13:40:53+00:00 August 21st, 2018|Blog, HAPpenings|