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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)
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    Spanish / Español
  • Consumer Publications from the Public Utility Commission

    Many publications from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
  • Energy Savers: Tips on Saving Eneregy and Money at Home

    This site from the U.S. Dept of Energy provides easy, practical solutions for saving energy throughout your home, from the insulating system that surrounds it to the appliances and lights inside. Content Detail

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    U.S. Dept of Energy
  • Heating Assistance/LIHEAP

    Information from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services regarding the Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) program in Pennsylvania, how to apply, program dates, as well as the income limits for this program. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • Lifeline: Affordable Telephone Service for Income-Eligible Subscribers

    Lifeline is a government benefit program that provides a discount on monthly telephone service for eligible low-income subscribers to help ensure they can connect to the nation's communications networks, find jobs, access health care services, connect with family and their children's schools, and call for help in an emergency. Lifeline is supported by the federal Universal Service Fund (USF). Content Detail

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    Federal Communications Commission
  • PA Power Switch

    PAPowerSwitch.com from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) provides information to make sure you have the tools at your fingertips to make an informed decision when selecting an electric supplier. Content Detail

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    PA Utility Choice
  • Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate

    The Office of Consumer Advocate (OCA) is a state agency that represents the interests of Pennsylvania utility consumers before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC), federal regulatory agencies, and state and federal courts. The OCA was created by the Pennsylvania General Assembly in 1976 and is an independent office within the Office of Attorney General. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate
  • Responsible Utility Customer Protection Act

    This new law changed rules that apply to cash deposits; re-connection of service; termination of service; payment arrangements; and the filing of termination complaints by consumers for electric, gas and water. This fact sheet from the PA Public Utility Commission is designed to provide you with very important information regarding how the new Act affects you and your utility service. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
  • Tips for Participating at Public Input Hearings

    Guide from the Pennsylvania Office of the Consumer Advocate for consumers when planning to speak at public hearings. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Office of the Consumer Advocate