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This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about Social Security issues in Pennsylvania.

  • Do you get your benefits from Social Security on a DEBIT CARD?

    Information from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia on "Direct Express" - the only official card for getting your Social Security, SSI, and SSDI benefits. It is free to sign up and can be used without fees. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
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  • Social Security and SSI: A basic comparison

    PowerPoint Presentation Slides from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia outlining the similarities and differences between the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Social Security Goes Paperless

    Social Security is in the process of shifting away from paper checks in favor of electronic benefits. This flyer from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia provides information on this process whereby most individuals receiving benefits will be required to get them either via direct deposit or on a prepaid debit card. [PDF] (April 2011) Content Detail

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia