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  • COMPASS - Apply for Public Benefits and Services from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania residents can apply for a variety of programs offered by the PA Department of Human Services, including public assistance, food stamps, health care coverage, energy assistance and other social service programs at this site Content Detail

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    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Application for Social Services (COMPASS)
  • Request for Reasonable Accommodation

    This form prepares a "Request for Reasonable Accommodation" for disabled tenants in Pennsylvania. You can send the request to a landlord, if you need changes to your rental unit or rental program because of your disability. IMPORTANT: This is NOT a fill-in-the-blank form. To use this form, you must have Internet Explorer and Microsoft Word installed on the computer you are using. Read More

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    North Penn Legal Services
  • PAHousingSearch.com

    The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency provides this simple-to-use housing locator Web site that lets you define what you want in your next living space, and then it does all the research – presenting you with the relevant housing vacancies that best fit your parameters in the community where you want to live. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
  • Housing Discrimination Complaint - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

    Information on how to file a housing discrimination complaint online with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development using Housing Discrimination Complaint, Form HUD-903.1. Online version also available in Spanish. Other foreign language versions of the complaint form are available for download. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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    Arabic / العربية
    Spanish / Español
    Cambodian / Khmer
    Korean / 한국어
    Russian / Pусский
    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
    Chinese / 中文
  • Notice of Appeal for Pennsylvania

    This packet from North Penn Legal Services will prepare a "Notice of Appeal" form (as well as a Civil Cover Sheet) for filing an appeal from the Magisterial District Court to the Court of Common Pleas. Instructions for filing and service will be included. Read More

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    North Penn Legal Services
  • LIHEAP Benefit Amount Table

    This tool from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services allows you to see the amount of Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) benefits you are eligible to receive. Select the county where you live and the type of fuel you use to heat your home or a type you to use for additional heat. The benefit table for your county and the type of fuel you use is displayed listing the LIHEAP benefit amount for your yearly income range and household size. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission - Formal Complaint Process

    Information from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission regarding it's formal complaint process. Also see procedures for informal complaint and inquiries. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
  • Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission - Informal Complaints

    Information from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to assist consumers in resolving complaints with utility companies under the PUC’s authority. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
  • PUC Complaints and Forms

    Information from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission on filing complaints and forms available from the Public Utility Commission. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
  • Request for Return of Security Deposit

    This form prepares a letter for Pennsylvania tenants to send to your landlord to request the return of your security deposit. If appropriate, the letter will also notify your landlord that you wish to terminate your lease. IMPORTANT: This is NOT a fill-in-the-blank form. To use this form, you must have Internet Explorer and Microsoft Word installed on the computer you are using. Read More

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    North Penn Legal Services
  • Motion to Postpone Sheriff Sale

    This program helps homeowners in some counties in Pennsylvania to prepare a Motion to Postpone Sheriffs Sale, if their house has been scheduled to be sold following a mortgage foreclosure case. The program can be used in these PA counties: Bradford, Clinton, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Pike, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union and Wyoming. The program will ask you a series of questions about your foreclosure situation and then create a motion based on your answers. The form can then be printed and filed in your local court. PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a fill-in-the-blank form. IMPORTANT: To use this form, you must use Internet Explorer as your browser and Microsoft Word as your word processor. Read More

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    North Penn Legal Services
  • Quiet Title Packet (Fraudulent Conveyance) pdf

    Information and Forms to bring a Quiet Title action in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County. This type of action establishs a party's title to real property against anyone and everyone, and thus "quiets" any challenges or claims to the title. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Court of Common Pleas - Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia County: Court Forms - Philadelphia Courts, First Judicial District

    Forms that may be used in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Content Detail

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    Philadelphia Courts, First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
  • Benefits.gov

    Benefits.gov is a free, online confidential tool that helps you find government benefits you may be eligible to receive. Content Detail

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    Benefits.gov, a partnership of many Federal agencies and organizations
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    Spanish / Español
  • Petition to Waive Court Costs

    Click the document title to be linked to LawHelp Interactive where you can prepare a Petition to Waive Court Fees which can be used to ask the Pennsylvania Court for permission to file legal papers for free. This form can be used in most types of court cases in Pennsylvania. Approval to waive fees is not automatic. You will need to ask the Court to approve your Petition. Instructions will be included. PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a fill-in-the-blank form; you will need to answer questions while connected to the Internet. IMPORTANT: To use this form, you must use Internet Explorer as your browser and Microsoft Word to print your documents. Read More

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    North Penn Legal Services