2019 Capitol Scenes Calendar

(Dec 28, 2018)

Please download and enjoy this free 2019 calendar featuring seasonal photos of our beautiful state Capitol. Read more

 

Mullins, Blake to host ACA enrollment event in Throop

(Dec 01, 2018)

SCRANTON, Dec. 1 -- Rep.-elect Kyle Mullins and Sen. John Blake will co-host an Affordable Care Act enrollement event Tuesday at the Throop Civic Center. Enrollment experts from the Pennsylvania Department of Insurance will be available to answer any questions and guide users through the process of enrolling in the individual insurance marketplace or Medicare. The consultations are free of charge and no appointments are necessary. The ACA enrollment event will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4 at the Throop Civic Center, 500 Sanderson St. Anyone interested in pursuing enrollment must bring documentation to verify their annual income (W-2 or pay stub) and a driver’s license or other government-issued photo identification. The event is part of a joint effort by Pennsylvania Senate and House Democrats to provide ACA enrollment opportunities for Pennsylvania residents during the open enrollment period, which runs through Dec. 15. Read more

 

Veterans services

(Dec 01, 2018)

Below are a number of programs and services available to help veterans and their families. Please share this list with any veterans in your life. Veterans Temporary Assistance Temporary help is available for veterans and their beneficiaries who need aid for essentials such as shelter, fuel, clothing and food. If eligible, a veteran or their beneficiary can qualify for up to $1,600 in a 12-month period. The Disabled Veterans Real Estate Tax Exemption Program Any honorably discharged veteran who is 100 percent disabled, a resident of Pennsylvania and has financial need can apply for this program, which provides real estate tax exemption on principal dwellings. Educational Gratuity Program Children of honorably discharged veterans with service-connected disabilities or children of veterans who died in service during a period of war or armed conflict qualify for up to $500 per semester/term to help defray educational costs. Military Family Relief Assistance Program Eligible Pennsylvania service members and their family members who have a direct and immediate financial need as a result of circumstances beyond their control can apply for up to $3,500 in grants. This program is available for active and past service members. Veterans’ Trust Fund Grant Program Grants are available for veterans’ services organizations, non-profit organizations with a mission of serving Pennsylvania veterans, individual eligible counties and the State Read more

 

Heating aid via LIHEAP now open

(Dec 01, 2018)

The 2018-2019 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program – LIHEAP – is accepting applications for heating assistance grants. LIHEAP offers cash grants of $200 to $1,000 that are sent directly to the utility company to defray heating costs for eligible households, and crisis benefits of up to $600 for households in immediate danger of being without heat. Remember: These are grants and do not have to be repaid. This season’s income guidelines for both LIHEAP cash and crisis grants are $18,210 for an individual, $24,690 for couples and increases for each additional person in the household. Please click here for more LIHEAP information. Please consider visiting my office if you need help filing a LIHEAP application. Besides my office, LIHEAP information is available by: Contacting local County Assistance offices by phone or in person. Calling the LIHEAP Client Helpline at 1-866-857-7095 or PA Relay at 711 for the hearing impaired. Applying online at https://www.compass.state.pa.us . Read more