Officers urge 1000’s of Pennsylvanians to attend for presidency pandemic assist to reap the benefits of authorities applications – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

HARRISBURG (KDKA) – With U.S. pandemic aid pending in U.S. Congress, state officials are encouraging Pennsylvanians to avail themselves of government aid programs.

Federal unemployment programs for PUA and PEUC are currently delayed, but the state’s Department of Labor and Industry is referring to government programs such as Pennie, Lifeline, LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program), Medicaid / Medical Aid, Seniors Meals / Meals on Wheels, PA grocery banks and pantries, SNAP perks / grocery stamps for eligible Pennsylvanians in need of health insurance, food security, and broadband access.

United Way of Pennsylvania’s 211 program is another way for Pennsylvanians to identify tight resources for these types of needs.

“Pennsylvanians who receive PUA or PEUC payments need to be aware that they will not be able to make a claim next week and should prepare now to find other means for the necessities they need,” said Jennifer Berrier, Acting Secretary of L&I. “I urge current PUA and PEUC applicants to seek additional support through programs outside of L&I as soon as possible to prevent their families from getting into an emergency or a dangerous situation. “

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, approximately 500,000 Pennsylvanians will be affected by the delay in the CARES Act Extension legislation.

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