Resources for

LEGAL TOPICS

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Children and Family

PALawHelp.org: An online resources that contains useful information about housing including eviction, mortgage foreclosures, utilities and more

PA Department of Human Services: Provides information about homeless assistance programs, emergency shelter, rental assistance and more

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Elder Law

PALawHelp.org: A direct link to online resources including Medicare, family issues for seniors, wills and estates, and more

PA Department of Human Services – Aging and Disabilities: A direct link to information about home and community-based services, LIFE program, as well as other information about assisted living

Pennsylvania Department of Aging: A direct link with information about supportive services and the OPTIONS Program

RetireGuide.com: A direct link to resources for medicare, retirement planning, life insurance, and annuities

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Education Law

PALawHelp.org: A direct link to online resources and forms regarding student loans, charter schools, students with disabilities, school enrollment, residency and more

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Consumer and Bankruptcy

PALawHelp.org: A direct link to information that covers topics such as bankruptcy, debt collection, repossession, credit access, identity theft, utilities, and more.

Advantage Credit Counseling Service: A direct link to free credit counseling and education

Federal Trade Commission: A direct link to information to protect yourself and your family, as well resources for help

Tips and Advice from the FTC: A direct link to resources for consumers, businesses, and military families

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Health and Public Benefits

PALawHelp.org: A direct link to legal information about access to public benefits in Pennsylvania

PA Department of Human Services: A direct link to information about family cash assistance, health and medical assistance, heating assistance (LIHEAP), and other topics

COMPASS: A direct link to a fast and easy way to access public benefits

Social Security Administration: A direct link to information about Social Security in Pennsylvania

Benefits.gov: A direct link to Pennsylvania Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

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Employment and Disability

PALawHelp.org: A direct link to legal information about employee rights, family and medical leave, unemployment compensation and more.

PACareerLink: An organization that offers a variety of resources for employment including resume review, career counseling, job search assistance, and more

PA Department of Labor and Industry: A direct link to Frequently Asked Questions about wage and hours

PA Department of Labor and Industry: A direct link to resources for individuals including unemployment benefits, disability, workers’ comp, workforce development and more.

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Housing, Shelter and Utilities

PALawHelp.org: A direct link to legal resources about eviction, mortgage foreclosure, utilities, security deposits and more

PA Department of Human Services: A direct link to information about housing assistance programs including case management, emergency shelter, rental assistance and more.

Fair Housing Law Center: Laurel Legal Services works with this agency to help combat housing discrimination in Western Pennsylvania.  Know your legal rights.