For many young people, the dream of becoming a doctor is fraught: Medical school graduates are often saddled with extreme debt. St. Luke’s University Health Network is looking to change that and make it easier for aspiring physicians to fulfill their dreams.
Along with the new era of social distancing ushered in by the COVID-19 pandemic there is now even greater need for social services and public assistance, which is why state lawmakers and officials are working to ensure those needs are met.
Are you worried about because it’s cold and you’re already struggling to pay your home heating bills this winter? Do you know someone who is? If so, financial assistance from Pennsylvania’s LIHEAP program may be available.
The 1.8 million Pennsylvanians who depend on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will see an early payment. February benefits for recipients will be loaded onto electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards Friday and will be available for use by Saturday.
PPL is urging area residents who qualify for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program–colloquially known as LIHEAP–to apply for funds that are still available to help cover the costs of home heating this winter. LIHEAP “is a federally-funded program that helps pay the home energy bills of PPL Electric Utilities customers who meet income-eligibility requirements,” the utility company said in a message shared by the Borough of Hellertown on its Facebook page. “We want customers who fall within income limits to apply,” PPL officials said. “The bitter cold, aka the polar vortex, has stayed away for the most part so far this winter. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t folks out there who couldn’t use this help and it doesn’t mean arctic air won’t decide to visit for a while.”