Disability and Illness

Individuals with disabilities or chronic illnesses have special protections under the law. Learn your rights here.
Consumers living with a chronic illness may be entitled to protection from essential utility termination via a medical certificate authorized by Pennsylvania Statute. Learn how to register.
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Learn about MAWD, a Medicare program for people working with disabilities to help cover medical expenses.
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Learn about this trust document intended to allow financial resources to remain available for disabled persons under the age of 65 in the future.
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Learn the process of setting up a Power of Attorney, a legal document that allows you to transfer legal authority to another on your behalf.
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