Under the Federal Welfare Reform Act (FWRA) of 1996, people with outstanding criminal warrants are banned from receiving Social Security benefits. Because these benefits also provide links to Medical Assistance, people covered by the ban are often also ineligible for primary medical care, drug treatment and behavioral health services. In response to the FWRA, the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania has launched its Criminal Records Resolution Program (CRRP) to assist people living with or risk of HIV/AIDS whose outstanding criminal records are keeping them from these much-needed services. Once the issues are resolved, clients are entitled to receive cash benefits, food stamps and health care.
WHAT’S NEW2018 is the AIDS Law Project’s 30th anniversary and we are celebrating all year long with a series of happenings.
*Happening #2 is the AIDS Law Project's presentations at the bi-annual ABA AIDS Coordinating Committee conference in New Orleans, Feb 22-23.
*Happening #3 is AIDS Law Project Quizzo at National Mechanics (22 S 3rd St) on Tuesday, Feb 27. Our very own Yolanda French Lollis will be hosting. More details to come.
NEED LEGAL HELP?From PA or NJ call the AIDS Law Project at
9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday.
Bilingual (Spanish-English) staff are available. Attorneys are available for emergency visits to homebound or hospitalized clients.
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