Helpful Links

AIDS and the Law: An HIV/AIDS policy resource.

AIDS Fund: Supports organizations in the Philadelphia Region that provide AIDS and HIV-related services, education and prevention by organizing volunteers to raise and distribute funds, and through increasing public awareness of HIV/AIDS issues.

COBRA Insurance: The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) requires most employers with group health plans to offer employees the opportunity to continue, on a temporary basis, their group health care coverage under their employer’s plan if their coverage otherwise would cease due to termination, layoff, or other change in employment status.

Community Legal Services: Helps low income residents obtain justice by providing advice and representation in civil legal matters, advocating for legal rights, and conducting community education about legal issues,

Confidentiality of HIV-related Information Law (commonly known as Act 148): is the state legislature’s most significant response to the AIDS epidemic to date. An understanding of the main features of this legislation is crucial for attorneys, as well as for health care and social service providers, involved in any way in providing services to persons with AIDS/HIV or others affected by the AIDS epidemic.

Critical Path Project: The Critical Path AIDS Project was founded by Kiyoshi Kuromiya, a life-long activist who fought for civil rights, gay liberation, racial justice and health care for all. In his memory, Critical Path has expanded to offer Internet technology, training and advocacy to communities, families and individuals who have been excluded from or not invited to learn the information and advocacy potential of these new technologies.

Health Privacy Project: Raises public awareness of the importance of ensuring health privacy in order to improve health care access and quality, both on an individual and a community level.

Internal Revenue Service: Use this web site to download IRS forms.The nation’s tax collection agency administers the Internal Revenue Code enacted by Congress. Its mission: to provide America’s taxpayers with top quality service by helping them understand and meet tax responsibilities and by applying the tax law with integrity and fairness to all.

National Immigration Project of the National Lawyer’s Guild:  Contains Word and PDF versions of their excellent HIV and immigration manual for service providers.

Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry: Use this web site to apply on-line for Unemployment Compensation benefits. The Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) is among the top 50 largest employers in Pennsylvania, with more than 6,000 employees in 200 offices. Established in 1913, the Department originally inspected the working conditions in factories around the state. Over time, the Department’s responsibilities expanded. L&I administers benefits to unemployed individuals, workers’ compensation to individuals with job related injuries, and provides vocational rehabilitation to individuals with disabilities.

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare: Use this web site to apply on-line for cash benefits, medical assistance and/or food stamps. Oversees all children, youth & families, mental health, mental retardation, income maintenance, medical assistance and social programs issues in the Commonwealth.

Pennsylvania Health Law Project: A nationally recognized expert and consultant on access to health care for low-income consumers, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. For more than a decade, PHLP has engaged in direct advocacy on behalf of individual consumers while working on health policy changes that promise the most to the Pennsylvanians in greatest need.

PA LawHELP.org: Your Guide to Legal Information and Legal Services in Pennsylvania.

PA Power Port: The official web site for the state of Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia Bar Association: This web site links to a directory of public interest law firms. The Bar Association serves the profession and the public by promoting justice, professional excellence and respect for the rule of law. In so doing, the association strives to foster understanding of, involvement in and access to the justice system.

Philadelphia Department of Public Health: Works to maintain core public health services despite reductions in funding. It strives to continue to efficiently provide improved quality health care while meeting the challenge of the increased demand for services by the under- and uninsured.

Philly Health Info: Is an internet and community-focused consumer health information program from The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

Social Security Administration: The official web site.

Social Security’s Program Operations Manual System: The internal operating instructions used by SSA field employees when processing claims for Social Security benefits.

AIDS and the Law: An HIV/AIDS policy resource.

AIDS Fund: Supports organizations in the Philadelphia Region that provide AIDS and HIV-related services, education and prevention by organizing volunteers to raise and distribute funds, and through increasing public awareness of HIV/AIDS issues.

COBRA Insurance: The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) requires most employers with group health plans to offer employees the opportunity to continue, on a temporary basis, their group health care coverage under their employer’s plan if their coverage otherwise would cease due to termination, layoff, or other change in employment status.

Community Legal Services: Helps low income residents obtain justice by providing advice and representation in civil legal matters, advocating for legal rights, and conducting community education about legal issues,

Confidentiality of HIV-related Information Law (commonly known as Act 148): is the state legislature’s most significant response to the AIDS epidemic to date. An understanding of the main features of this legislation is crucial for attorneys, as well as for health care and social service providers, involved in any way in providing services to persons with AIDS/HIV or others affected by the AIDS epidemic.

Critical Path Project: The Critical Path AIDS Project was founded by Kiyoshi Kuromiya, a life-long activist who fought for civil rights, gay liberation, racial justice and health care for all. In his memory, Critical Path has expanded to offer Internet technology, training and advocacy to communities, families and individuals who have been excluded from or not invited to learn the information and advocacy potential of these new technologies.

Health Privacy Project: Raises public awareness of the importance of ensuring health privacy in order to improve health care access and quality, both on an individual and a community level.

Internal Revenue Service: Use this web site to download IRS forms.The nation’s tax collection agency administers the Internal Revenue Code enacted by Congress. Its mission: to provide America’s taxpayers with top quality service by helping them understand and meet tax responsibilities and by applying the tax law with integrity and fairness to all.

National Immigration Project of the National Lawyer’s Guild:  Contains Word and PDF versions of their excellent HIV and immigration manual for service providers.

Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry: Use this web site to apply on-line for Unemployment Compensation benefits. The Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) is among the top 50 largest employers in Pennsylvania, with more than 6,000 employees in 200 offices. Established in 1913, the Department originally inspected the working conditions in factories around the state. Over time, the Department’s responsibilities expanded. L&I administers benefits to unemployed individuals, workers’ compensation to individuals with job related injuries, and provides vocational rehabilitation to individuals with disabilities.

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare: Use this web site to apply on-line for cash benefits, medical assistance and/or food stamps. Oversees all children, youth & families, mental health, mental retardation, income maintenance, medical assistance and social programs issues in the Commonwealth.

Pennsylvania Health Law Project: A nationally recognized expert and consultant on access to health care for low-income consumers, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. For more than a decade, PHLP has engaged in direct advocacy on behalf of individual consumers while working on health policy changes that promise the most to the Pennsylvanians in greatest need.

PA LawHELP.org: Your Guide to Legal Information and Legal Services in Pennsylvania.

PA Power Port: The official web site for the state of Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia Bar Association: This web site links to a directory of public interest law firms. The Bar Association serves the profession and the public by promoting justice, professional excellence and respect for the rule of law. In so doing, the association strives to foster understanding of, involvement in and access to the justice system.

Philadelphia Department of Public Health: Works to maintain core public health services despite reductions in funding. It strives to continue to efficiently provide improved quality health care while meeting the challenge of the increased demand for services by the under- and uninsured.

Philly Health Info: Is an internet and community-focused consumer health information program from The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

Social Security Administration: The official web site.

Social Security’s Program Operations Manual System: The internal operating instructions used by SSA field employees when processing claims for Social Security benefits.