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  • 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. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • 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. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • Community HealthChoices Toolkit

    Community HealthChoices (CHC) is a new waiver program for individuals over 21 years old with a disability who previously received services through the Independence, CommCare, or Aging Waivers. This toolkit was developed by the Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation, in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Health Law Project to provide information on CHC. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • Prisoners' Rights Handbook

    A handbook from the Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project which provides an overview of the rights of prisoners. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project
  • Special Needs Trust

    Northwestern Legal Services provides an overview of what a Special Needs Trust is, who needs one, and how to get one. Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Apply For SSI, Survivors Or Family Benefits from the Social Security Administration

    This provides links to online applications for SSI, Survivors Or Family Benefits from the Social Security Administration. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
  • 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. Content Detail

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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • 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] Content Detail

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    Disability Rights Pennsylvania
  • 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. Content Detail

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    United States Department of Labor
  • Disability.gov

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

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    United States Goverment
  • Disability Rights Pennsylvania Publications

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

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    Disability Rights Pennsylvania
  • Family Medical Leave Act

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

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    Disability Rights Pennsylvania
  • Financial Power of Attorney

    This publication from the Disability Rights Pennsylvania provides general information about powers of attorney. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Disability Rights Pennsylvania
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver Programs: A Manual for Consumers and Advocates in Southwestern PA

    This manual from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project focuses on the Waiver programs currently available in Southwestern PA to adults with physical, sensory, and/or developmental disabilities; however, basic information about the various Waivers applies statewide. The intent of this manual is to help consumers, family members, providers, and advocates understand the various options available and help them navigate the system (from applying to the programs to actually accessing services under a Waiver). [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • 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] Content Detail

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    Disability Rights Pennsylvania
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