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Housing Discrimination Complaint - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Information on how to file a housing discrimination complaint online with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development using Housing Discrimination Complaint, Form HUD-903.1. Online version also available in Spanish. Other foreign language versions of the complaint form are available for download.

Persons with Disability Parking Placard/Plates - Frequently Asked Questions

Information from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation about special parking privileges and registration rights for persons with disabilities related to the operation and ownership of vehicles.

Person with Disability Parking Placard Application

Information from the PA Department of Transportation about the Eligibility Requirements for Persons with Disabilities Parking Placards and Registration Plates. Application forms are also available here.

Application for cash assistance, SNAP and Medical Assistance Benefits

You can apply for cash assistance, SNAP and Medical Assistance benefits online with Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. Paper forms can also be printed from the website.

Applying and Appealing for Disability at Social Security (Video)

Watch this video from ctlawhelp to learn about how to apply and appeal for disability at Social Security. This video covers federal laws so the information in it is true no matter what state you live in.

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]

Apply Online For Social Security Disability Benefits

Online Application for Social Security Disability Benefits

Benefits Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST)

On SSA BEST, you can use the Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST) to find Social Security benefits you may be eligible to receive. It is not an application for benefits and will not send you free money.

Benefits For People With Disabilities

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or “Disability” provides monthly payments to people who have a disability that stops or limits their ability to work.

Benefits.gov

Benefits.gov is the official benefits website of the U.S. government whose mission is to increase citizen access to benefit information, while reducing the expense and difficulty of interacting with the government. It is a free, online confidential tool that helps you find government benefits you may be eligible to receive.

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

From the 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!

Filing a Charge of Employment Discrimination

Description of the process to be followed to file a charge of employment discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Filing an Employment Discrimination Charge - A Do-It-Yourself Packet for Immigrant Workers

A Do-It-Yourself Packet for Immigrant Workers. This Packet Contains a Basic Information Brief: Employer Sanctions and Discrimination; Sample I-9 Form; Practical Tips on Dealing with a Discriminatory Employer; How to File a Discrimination Charge; Instructions on Filling out the Charge Form; and Sample Charge and Complaint Forms.

Housing Discrimination Complaint - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Information on how to file a housing discrimination complaint online with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development using Housing Discrimination Complaint, Form HUD-903.1. Online version also available in Spanish. Other foreign language versions of the complaint form are available for download.

Housing Discrimination - Filing A Complaint

Information for those renting or home buyer a home who believe their rights have been violated. Details on fair housing complaints

Application for cash assistance, SNAP and Medical Assistance Benefits

You can apply for cash assistance, SNAP and Medical Assistance benefits online with Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. Paper forms can also be printed from the website.

Apply Online For Social Security Disability Benefits

Online Application for Social Security Disability Benefits

Benefits Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST)

On SSA BEST, you can use the Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST) to find Social Security benefits you may be eligible to receive. It is not an application for benefits and will not send you free money.

Benefits.gov

Benefits.gov is the official benefits website of the U.S. government whose mission is to increase citizen access to benefit information, while reducing the expense and difficulty of interacting with the government. It is a free, online confidential tool that helps you find government benefits you may be eligible to receive.

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

From the 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!

Federal Court Finder

Find a federal court location by location or court name, including appellate, district, bankruptcy, probation and pretrial office, or federal defender organization. Each District Court has its own local forms which are generally available on the Court website.

Filing an Employment Discrimination Charge - A Do-It-Yourself Packet for Immigrant Workers

A Do-It-Yourself Packet for Immigrant Workers. This Packet Contains a Basic Information Brief: Employer Sanctions and Discrimination; Sample I-9 Form; Practical Tips on Dealing with a Discriminatory Employer; How to File a Discrimination Charge; Instructions on Filling out the Charge Form; and Sample Charge and Complaint Forms.

Housing Discrimination Complaint - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Information on how to file a housing discrimination complaint online with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development using Housing Discrimination Complaint, Form HUD-903.1. Online version also available in Spanish. Other foreign language versions of the complaint form are available for download.

PAHousingSearch.com

This is a free resource from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency and other Commonwealth partners to help you find a home that fits your needs and budget. Property providers can list available apartments or homes at any time, which means the listings are current. The web site lets you define what you want in your next living space, and then it does all the research – presenting you with the relevant housing vacancies that best fit your parameters in the community where you want to live.

Persons with Disability Parking Placard/Plates - Frequently Asked Questions

Information from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation about special parking privileges and registration rights for persons with disabilities related to the operation and ownership of vehicles.

Person with Disability Parking Placard Application

Information from the PA Department of Transportation about the Eligibility Requirements for Persons with Disabilities Parking Placards and Registration Plates. Application forms are also available here.

Apply Online For Social Security Disability Benefits

Online Application for Social Security Disability Benefits

Benefits For People With Disabilities

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or “Disability” provides monthly payments to people who have a disability that stops or limits their ability to work.

Filing a Charge of Employment Discrimination

Description of the process to be followed to file a charge of employment discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Housing Discrimination - Filing A Complaint

Information for those renting or home buyer a home who believe their rights have been violated. Details on fair housing complaints

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

From the 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!

PAHousingSearch.com

This is a free resource from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency and other Commonwealth partners to help you find a home that fits your needs and budget. Property providers can list available apartments or homes at any time, which means the listings are current. The web site lets you define what you want in your next living space, and then it does all the research – presenting you with the relevant housing vacancies that best fit your parameters in the community where you want to live.

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]

Filing an Employment Discrimination Charge - A Do-It-Yourself Packet for Immigrant Workers

A Do-It-Yourself Packet for Immigrant Workers. This Packet Contains a Basic Information Brief: Employer Sanctions and Discrimination; Sample I-9 Form; Practical Tips on Dealing with a Discriminatory Employer; How to File a Discrimination Charge; Instructions on Filling out the Charge Form; and Sample Charge and Complaint Forms.

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