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  • 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
  • How to Appeal a Welfare Decision

    Information from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia for public benefit recipients on how to appeal decisions made by the Department of Public Welfare regarding their benefits. Read More

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Medicaid Estate Recovery: A Primer (Video)

    This video from Community Legal Services explains the basics of Medical Assistance ("Medicaid") Estate Recovery and answers important questions about the program. It explains what happens if you own a home and receive Medical Assistance to pay for care in a nursing home or in the community. Funding for this video was made possible by Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA). Read More

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • PA Health Law Project Toll-Free Helpline - Call: 1-800-274-3258

    The PA Health Law Project provides free legal services and advocacy to Pennsylvanians having trouble accessing publicly funded health care coverage or services. For assistance, call the PHLP Helpline at 1-800-274-3258 or 1-866-236-6310 TTY or e-mail the PHLP at staff@phlp.org. Information from the PHLP is also available online at www.phlp.org. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • Resources on Home and Community Based Services

    Resources from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project on Home and Community Based Services that provide eligible individuals with disabilities or chronic health care needs with the care, supports, and services they need to remain at home and to age in place. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • What are Nursing Home Involuntary Discharges? (Video)

    This video from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia provides information on your rights and federal protections when a nursing home facility tells you that you must leave. Read More

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia