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Philadelphia Legal Assistance "Make Your Case" Video Series

Philadelphia Legal AssistancePhiladelphia Legal Assistance has launched Make Your Case, a legal self-help video series. With a grant from the Legal Services Corporation, PLA attorneys developed three self-help videos for people who represent themselves in custody, support, and protection from abuse cases in family court. The video series is available in English, Spanish, French, Vietnamese, and Indonesian, providing a valuable legal resource to people with limited English proficiency.

Videos from the Make Your Case series are also available on PaLawHelp.org under the Custody and Guardianship of Children, Child Support and Paternity and Domestic Violence & Protection From Abuse topics under the main heading Children and Families.

PA Health Law Project Releases Medical Assistance Eligibility Manual

Pennsylvania Health Law ProjectThe Pennsylvania Health Law Project has expanded and updated its Medical Assistance Eligibility Manual. Intended for health care advocates and the general public, this manual describes eligibility for Pennsylvania’s Medicaid Assistance (or Medicaid) program in plain language. Readers will learn Medicaid coverage “categories” as well as the program’s income and resource counting rules.

The updated Medical Assistance Eligibility Manual can be found here.

The manual is also available on PaLawHelp.org under the resources listed under the topic Medical Assistance.