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  • An Informational Guide to Compassionate Release in Pennsylvania

    Compassionate release allows sick inmates to be released from prison early if certain requirements are met. The requirements are laid out in a Pennsylvania statute which allows an inmate's sentencing judge to allow the early release upon review of a properly filed motion meeting the requirements of the law. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project
  • Benefit Publications from the Social Security Administration

    Large collection of publications providing information on the various programs such as: disability benefits, appeal process, benefits for people with HIV, how workmans' compensation can affect your disability benefits, children with disabilities, info on receiving your payments, benefits for those who are blind or have low vision, details on ticket to work incentives, info on working while disabled, retirement benefits, government pension offset, medicare, windfall provision, survivors benefits, SSI, SSI for non-citizens, food stamps and other nutrition progams, protecting your on social security numbers, and more. Many publications available in Spanish. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Benefits For People With Disabilities

    Information from the Social Security Administration about programs available to people with disabilities. Information includes how to apply, on-line forms, and a link to the benefit eligibility screening tool. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
  • Can't Afford Your Hospital Bills? -- Know Your Rights

    Information from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project on resources to help you pay for hospital bills. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • Confidentiality of HIV-related information

    Information from the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania on federal and state laws requiring that a person's HIV status be kept confidential. Content Detail

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    AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania
  • Consent, Capacity and Substitute Decision-Making (PDF)

    This manual provides people with disabilities, their family members, service providers, and others with information about the important issues related to decision-making and preserving people's right to make decisions for oneself to the maximum extent possible. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Disability Rights Pennsylvania
  • Consumer Health Information

    Informational brochures on a number of health topics from the Federal Consumer Information Center. Content Detail

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    Federal Consumer Information Center
  • Fact Sheet for Consumers - If Your Residential Mental Health Services are Terminated

    This Fact Street addresses the rights of adults with mental illness who received notices of termination of services from their residential program providers. Content Detail

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    Disability Rights Pennsylvania
  • Fact Sheet: Your Health Information Privacy Rights [PDF]

    Information sheet from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services about the privacy of your health information. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Health Care Coverage When Leaving or Switching Jobs - Guide for Advocates

    General overview from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project of the rules for moving from one employer health plan to another or for moving from an employer plan to an individual health care plan. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • HealthCare.gov

    HealthCare.gov is a federal government Website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services where you can get information on health care options that are available and sign up for health care benefits. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • healthfinder® - your guide to reliable health information

    healthfinder® is an award-winning Federal Web site, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services together with other Federal agencies. Since 1997, healthfinder® has been recognized as a key resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet. healthfinder® links to carefully selected information and Web sites from over 1,700 health-related organizations. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Health Privacy: A Fact Sheet for Pennsylvania Consumers

    Information from the Pennsylvania Insurance Department on your right to privacy in health information collected on applications from filing claims, and during other insurance transactions. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Insurance Department
  • Health Reform Hits Main Street (Video)

    Confused about how the new health reform law really works? This short, animated movie from the Kaiser Family Foundation -- featuring the "YouToons" -- explains the problems with the current health care system, the changes that are happening now, and the big changes coming in 2014. Read More

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    Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Hospital Compare - A quality tool provided by Medicare

    This tool from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides you with information on how well the hospitals in your area care for all their adult patients with certain medical conditions. This information will help you compare the quality of care hospitals provide. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services