Pa. Sets Up Hotline For Residents In Distress Due To StormPennsylvania officials have established a toll-free hotline for residents who may be having difficulty coping with the stress of the storm aftermath.
Healthcare Advocates Line Up To Testify At Hearing On Pa. Medicaid ExpansionPennsylvania Welfare Department officials planned to take testimony, today, on the state's plan to expand Medicaid under certain conditions.
Pa. Welfare Department Seeing Backlog Of LIHEAP ApplicationsThe Pennsylvania Welfare Department is working on a backlog of applications for Low Income Home Energy Assistance. The program closes at the end of the month, but thousands of people are still waiting for help.
Pennsylvania Auditor General Alleges Widespread LIHEAP Fraud"You're talking about tens of millions of dollars that are being misspent that could be properly applied to people who truly need this program," Auditor General Jack Wagner said. "This is a $257-million program. It serves over 400,000 Pennsylvania families and we need to get it right."
Disabled Rights Group Sues Pennsylvania Welfare DepartmentA disability rights group filed a lawsuit on Monday against the Pennsylvania Welfare Department to try to increase the speed at which applications for certain benefits are processed.

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