Pennsylvania

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PALawHelp.org has information on civil legal issues. Choose an issue below to find helpful resources about your legal rights, the law and the courts; legal assistance that may be available to you; legal forms; and more.

New Online Document Assembly Forms Available for Family Law Litigants

Philadelphia Legal AssistancePhiladelphia Legal Assistance has developed seven new online document assembly forms for pro se litigants in Pennsylvania family courts. These forms were developed With funding from a Legal Services Corporation Technology Initiative Grant and are available now on PALawHELP.org.

Self-represented litigants can go to the PALawHELP.org web site, answer questions in a user-friendly guided interview, and, at the end of the interview, download a word processing file with a completed court document that they can print out and file in court.

Do You Need Health Insurance?

Pennsylvania Health Law ProjectStarting January 2015, Medical Assistance (MA) will cover almost all low-income adults.

Do I qualify for free or low-cost coverage?

Here are the yearly MA income limits for adults.  And the yearly income limits for free or low-cost coverage for children.  Some adults, such as pregnant women and people with disabilities, have higher income limits. 
 

  1 person 2 people 3 people
Adults
138% poverty
$16,104 $21,707 $27,310
 
  1 person 2 people 3 people
Children
319% poverty
$37,227 $50,179 $63,130

 

How do I apply?

If you think you qualify for MA or CHIP, apply anytime:

If you are over the income limit for MA, apply for insurance through HealthCare.gov.  Many people get help paying for coverage.  Apply between Nov. 15th and Feb. 15th.

How do I find in-person help?

Go to www.localhelp.healthcare.gov, or call (800) 318-2596.
 

If you are turned down, you have the right to appeal. 
For help, call the Pennsylvania Health Law Project at (800) 274-3258.