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This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about Other Disability Issues in Pennsylvania.

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Online Services: Apply For Retirement, Disability or Medicare Benefits and Other Services from the Social Security Administration

From this webpage of the Social Security Administration you can apply for retirement, disability, and Medicare benefits online, check the status of an application or appeal, request a replacement Social Security card (in most areas), print a benefit verification letter, and more – from anywhere and from any of your devices!

Community HealthChoices

Information from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services about Community HealthChoices, a program that will coordinate your health care coverage to improve the quality of your health care experience with a goal of increasing opportunities for older Pennsylvanians and individuals with physical disabilities to remain in their homes.

Community HealthChoices (Video)

This video from the Pennsylvania department of Human Services explains the new Community HealthChoices program. Community HealthChoices will coordinate your health care coverage to improve the quality of your health care experience — serving more people in communities rather than in facilities, giving them the opportunity to work, spend more time with their families, and experience an overall better quality of life.

Online Services: Apply For Retirement, Disability or Medicare Benefits and Other Services from the Social Security Administration

From this webpage of the Social Security Administration you can apply for retirement, disability, and Medicare benefits online, check the status of an application or appeal, request a replacement Social Security card (in most areas), print a benefit verification letter, and more – from anywhere and from any of your devices!

The role of a representative payee

Information on the duties and responsibilities of a Representative Payee appointed by the Social Security Administration to receive Social Security or SSI benefits for anyone who can’t manage or direct the management of their benefits.

Continuation of Health Coverage - COBRA

Information from the United States Department of Labor about the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), a federal program that provides the right to continued health care coverage for people who lose their benefits under certain circumstances.

Disability.gov

Comprehensive online federal government resource specifically designed to provide people with disabilities information from across the government.

PA Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program

Overview of programs from the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue including information on property tax relief; rebate estimate calculator; commonly asked questions; as well as downloadable forms and instruction booklet. Claimants or spouses 65 years of age or older; widows or widowers 50 years of age or older; and permanently disabled 18 years of age or older may qualify.

Applying for Personal Care Service for Children with Disabilities

Through this fact sheet, Disability Rights Pennsylvania seeks to provide you with some background about personal care services and some practical information on how you can apply for such services [PDF]

Disability Rights Pennsylvania Resource Publications

Publications from Disability Rights Pennsylvania on a variety of disability-related issues.

Family Medical Leave Act

Information about the Family Medical Leave Act from Disability Rights Pennsylvania. [PDF]

Financial Power of Attorney

This publication from the Disability Rights Pennsylvania provides general information about powers of attorney. [PDF] (February 2018)

Guardianship in Pennsylvania

The purpose of this booklet from the Disability Rights Pennsylvania is to describe Pennsylvania's guardianship procedures to persons with disabilities, their parents, service providers, advocates, and friends. [PDF] (February 2018)

How to Report Your Income When You Are Working

Did you know that as an employed recipient of Social Security you are responsible for reporting your earnings? If you receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, you or your representative must promptly report any changes in your work activity. Information on your responsibilities and how to report from Disability Rights Pennsylvania.

Inmate Rights under the ADA (PDF)

This brochure from Disability Rights Pennsylvania is designed to provide general answers to a few commonly-asked questions about how the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to inmates. [PDF] (February 2018)

Private Disability Insurance

This fact sheet from the Disability Rights Pennsylvania contains general information about private disability insurance. [PDF] (February 2018)

Protection From Abuse (PDF)

This fact sheet from the Disability Rights Pennsylvania offers a brief overview of the Protection From Abuse Act.

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