COVID-19 Legal Resources

Check back here as we provide information relating to how the current pandemic affects your eligibility for benefit programs, eviction rules, and other issues you may be facing, as well as important law-related changes.

Learn about new rules restricting evictions during COVID-19 and your rights as a tenant.
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Visit this summary about PUA, who may be eligible, things to know before you file and the process involved.
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Learn about whether you might be eligible to receive the newly expanded unemployment benefits.
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Learn how to apply for Unemployment Compensation Benefits.
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Find out the status of the Social Security Administration's operations and how that may affect your SSI or SSDI benefits.
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Learn about financial information of SSD and SSI benefits during COVID-19.
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Some student loans have been placed in an administrative forbearance, read further.
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Pursuant to emergency orders, public access to the courts has been significantly limited. However, you may still file a Petition for Protection From Abuse and obtain a Temporary Protection From Abuse Order in northwest Pennsylvania
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Information regarding relief that excuses you from making payments during the emergency, whether foreclosures are permitted and forbearance details.
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Trying to stay connected to school, work, or loved ones? Learn about internet providers that offer free and low-cost internet solutions to families and households during this pandemic.
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For students who are experiencing issues with the transition of online learning, here are some resources that have been made available to the public for free during this time.
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Find answers to questions such as, "The state is under a stay at home order, can I still travel to comply with the custody order's visitation?" and "Can I ask for a custody modification during the pandemic?" and others.
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During COVID-19 you can still file for bankruptcy, and if you file, the automatic protection from your creditors will still apply. Find out the new process for a meeting of creditors and more.
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If you have not filed taxes for 2018 and 2019, find out what you have to do to get your stimulus check.
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Learn about options regarding public benefits during COVID-19
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