Pennsylvania Career Guide, High School Edition

(Mar 29, 2016)

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Email alert: Last chance to opt in to stay informed; Online voter registration and changes available

(Mar 04, 2016)

Email alert: Last chance to opt in to stay informed Starting Friday, Feb. 26, I will be unable to send you these email updates until April 27 UNLESS you have specifically opted in to keep receiving them. A House rule limits communication 60 days before an election, which means I am prohibited from sending you emails after Feb. 25 until April 27 unless you agree to receive them . T o keep receiving updates about the pending state budget and events such as the document-shredding event I’m sponsoring from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at Crafton Park, please click here to opt in if you haven't done so already. Online voter registration and changes available Pennsylvania has now accepted more than 100,000 new and updated voter registrations online. March 28 is the deadline to register or make changes such as name, address or party to your registration before the primary election on April 26. You can access online voter registration here . Once you submit your online registration application, you will receive an application number. If you provided an email address, this application number will also be emailed to you. This number will allow you to track the application status through the “ Find Voter Application Status ” application. The county voter registration office will mail your voter registration card to your residence. Please contact the county voter registration office to check on the status of your application if Read more

 

Winter 2016 newsletter

(Feb 25, 2016)

The Winter 2016 edition of my newsletter is available. Read more

 

Newsletter is available online; my office can help with heating assistance applications; and please act now for uninterrupted emails

(Feb 18, 2016)

Winter 2016 newsletter is available online My latest newsletter is available by clicking here or on the icon of the newsletter seen at the left. The Winter 2016 edition includes updates on my efforts to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program – CHIP – through 2017 and to maintain the Wabash Station post office branch. It’s also packed with information about other important state programs, including the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program. Last year, my staff completed over 500 property tax/rent rebate applications, putting more than $237,000 back in the hands of constituents. And, there’s information about the events I’m sponsoring, including: Free document-shredding events in Crafton Park on April 23 and in Green Tree Park on May 14; Pittsburgh Marathon Spectator Zone celebration in the West End on May 1; and Bus tour to Harrisburg to visit the Capitol, the State Museum and Hollywood Casino on May 4. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to view the newsletter so you can learn more about my efforts to represent you effectively around the district and in Harrisburg. Heating assistance available, and my office can help We’ve weathered a blizzard and some historic low temperatures. However, it’s a safe bet that some cold days and nights remain. Less than 50 days remain to apply for home heating assistance through LIHEAP, the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. LIHEAP applications Read more

 

Property Tax/Rent Rebate forms available at my office

(Feb 15, 2016)

Forms for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for the 2015 tax year are available at my district office – and my staff is ready to help you file yours for free!The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians 65 or older, widows and widowers 50 or older, and people with disabilities 18 or older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters. Half of Social Security income is excluded and the maximum standard rebate is $650.Claimants must reapply for rebates every year because they are based on annual income and property taxes or rent paid each year. Spouses, personal representatives or estates may file rebate claims on behalf of deceased claimants who lived at least one day in 2015 and meet all other eligibility criteria.The deadline to apply for a rebate on property taxes or rent paid in 2015 is Dec. 31, 2016, and the rebates normally are distributed by the Department of Revenue beginning July 1. So, the sooner you file, the sooner you will receive your money. Read more

 

PACE prescription programs benefit seniors

(Feb 10, 2016)

PACE, PACENET and PACE plus Medicare are Pennsylvania's prescription assistance programs for older adults, offering low-cost prescription medication to qualified residents, age 65 and older. As of this year, the legislature passed a law excluding Social Security Medicare Part B premiums from being counted towards income levels. Read more

 

CHIP offers kids protection and parents peace of mind

(Jan 29, 2016)

Pennsylvania has a Children's Health Insurance Program that provides free and low-cost health insurance to children. CHIP is not welfare – it covers children of working parents whose employers don't offer coverage and who can't afford private insurance. If you can't afford health insurance for your children, chances are they are eligible for CHIP. Read more

 

Route 51/West Carson Street to close Tuesday, Jan. 5, through Wednesday morning, Jan. 6.

(Jan 04, 2016)

PennDOT District 11 plans to close West Carson Street -- Route 51 -- between Earl Street and the West End Circle at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, weather permitting, to allow crews to implement a new traffic pattern. The closure will occur from 9 a.m. Tuesday through 6 a.m. Wednesday, and traffic will be detoured. Residents and businesses will be allowed access by police officers posted at Earl Street. Please click here for the detour route and additional information. Work includes shifting temporary concrete barriers and adjustments to signs and signals in the corridor. Read more

 

Pa. Treasury could be holding your unclaimed property

(Jan 01, 2016)

Each year, the Pennsylvania Treasury receives millions of dollars of unclaimed property. It is estimated that roughly one in 10 Pennsylvanians has unclaimed property. Read more

 

PA Power Switch: Ask the right questions

(Dec 30, 2015)

In Pennsylvania, you can choose the company that generates your electricity – also known as your electric supplier. This means that you have the power to switch to a competing supplier who can offer the lowest price, or provide a specific service you want, such as “green” or renewable energy. Read more

 

Deasy warns residents of IRS phone scam

(Nov 20, 2015)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 20 – State Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny, is warning residents of the 27 th Legislative District of a persistent telephone scam in which taxpayers receive unsolicited calls from individuals claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service and demanding payment. “My office has seen a significant uptick in calls from constituents receiving calls from fraud artists trying to scam them out of money,” Deasy said. “First and foremost, the IRS does not initiate contact over the phone.” Deasy said anyone who receives a phone call from someone looking to collect money should always be wary, but especially if the caller claims to be from a government agency. Additionally, it is important for taxpayers to know that the IRS: Never asks for credit card, debit card or prepaid card information over the telephone. Never insists that taxpayers use a specific payment method to pay tax obligations. Never requests immediate payment over the telephone and will not take enforcement action immediately after a phone conversation. Usually provides taxpayers prior notification of IRS enforcement action involving IRS tax liens or levies. Other characteristics of these scams include: Scammers use fake names and IRS badge numbers. They generally use common names and surnames to identify themselves. Scammers may be able to recite the last four digits of a victim’s Social Security number. Scammers spoof the IRS toll-free number Read more

 

Deasy: Bill would protect seniors from exploitation through powers of attorney

(Jun 15, 2015)

Rep. Dan Deasy has introduced legislation that would authorize local area agencies on aging to investigate those holding powers of attorney when there is reason to believe that an older Pennsylvanian is being exploited. Seniors throughout the United States lose an estimated $2.6 billion or more annually from elder financial abuse and exploitation, and only about one in every five such cases ever come to light. Read more

 

Good news for Allegheny County volunteers; Flag Day, Army's 240th birthday celebrated on Sunday

(Jun 12, 2015)

Rep. Dan Deasy reports that Gov. Tom Wolf has heard lawmakers’ and volunteers’ concerns about the financial burdens placed on our volunteers by a state law enacted last year, and will waive state fees for mandated clearances and background checks for volunteers who work with children, including volunteer firefighters and emergency service personnel. Also, it's Flag Day and the Army's 240th birthday on Sunday, June 14. Read more

 

MAY 2015: Guide to Governmental Services, Business Guide, Now Available

(May 14, 2015)

Rep. Dan Deasy has compiled a Guide to Governmental Services as well as a Business Guide to Governmental Services. Both brochures are available online at www.pahouse.com/Deasy. Print copies also are available at his district office at 436 South Main St., Pittsburgh. Read more

 

National Women's Health Week begins on Mother’s Day, May 10

(May 11, 2015)

Rep. Dan Deasy reports that the week of May 10-16 is recognized as National Women's Health Week to encourage women to take care of their health. Read more

 

First of two, free shred events on tap May 9 at St. Pamphilus Church

(May 08, 2015)

Rep. Dan Deasy reports that he's teaming up with state Sen. Wayne Fontana to sponsor two, free document shredding events. The first event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at St. Pamphilus Church, 1000 Tropical Ave., Pittsburgh. On Saturday, May 16 – another shred event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Green Tree Park, 895 Green Tree Road, Pittsburgh. Read more

 

Rep. Deasy offering celebration site, resources, during May 3 Pittsburgh Marathon

(Apr 29, 2015)

Rep. Daniel Deasy and his staff are inviting residents to meet Sunday, May 3, at his tent in the West End Village to cheer on runners in the Pittsburgh Marathon. Resources on state programs and health and fitness will be available at the tent Sunday morning. Adding to expected beautiful weather will be entertainment by the Elite Show Band and Pittsburgh Musical Theater's Xtreme Teen Broadway. Read more

 

Deasy to host free document-shredding event

(Apr 16, 2015)

HARRISBURG, April 15 – In his continued effort to protect residents from consumer fraud and identity theft, state Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny, is partnering with state Sen. Wayne Fontana to host two free document-shredding events. Read more

 

Free Document Shredding Event

(Apr 15, 2015)

Spring is finally here and it’s a great time to clean up and clear out documents you no longer need. Wondering what to do with all of those papers imprinted with your private and personal information? Bring them to one of my free document-shredding events! Read more

 

Spring bus trip- Pa. State Capitol & Hershey area

(Apr 02, 2015)

I am excited to again host a bus trip to our State Capitol! This spring’s trip will be on Wednesday, May 6 and will feature visits to the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building, Hershey Gardens and Hollywood Casino. Read more

 

Pennsylvania Career Guide, High School Edition
Mar 29, 2016

Email alert: Last chance to opt in to stay informed; Online voter registration and changes available
Mar 04, 2016

Winter 2016 newsletter
Feb 25, 2016

Newsletter is available online; my office can help with heating assistance applications; and please act now for uninterrupted emails
Feb 18, 2016

Property Tax/Rent Rebate forms available at my office
Feb 15, 2016

PACE prescription programs benefit seniors
Feb 10, 2016

CHIP offers kids protection and parents peace of mind
Jan 29, 2016

Route 51/West Carson Street to close Tuesday, Jan. 5, through Wednesday morning, Jan. 6.
Jan 04, 2016

Pa. Treasury could be holding your unclaimed property
Jan 01, 2016

PA Power Switch: Ask the right questions
Dec 30, 2015

Deasy warns residents of IRS phone scam
Nov 20, 2015

Deasy: Bill would protect seniors from exploitation through powers of attorney
Jun 15, 2015

Good news for Allegheny County volunteers; Flag Day, Army's 240th birthday celebrated on Sunday
Jun 12, 2015

MAY 2015: Guide to Governmental Services, Business Guide, Now Available
May 14, 2015

National Women's Health Week begins on Mother’s Day, May 10
May 11, 2015

First of two, free shred events on tap May 9 at St. Pamphilus Church
May 08, 2015

Rep. Deasy offering celebration site, resources, during May 3 Pittsburgh Marathon
Apr 29, 2015

Deasy to host free document-shredding event
Apr 16, 2015

Free Document Shredding Event
Apr 15, 2015

Spring bus trip- Pa. State Capitol & Hershey area
Apr 02, 2015