Category: Ways to Help Others in Need

Tax Relief Now Available to Ida Victims in Pennsylvania; Oct. 15 Deadline, Other Dates Extended to Jan. 3

Victims of Hurricane Ida in parts of Pennsylvania now have until Jan. 3, 2022, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. The IRS has also provided relief to Ida victims in Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, and New York.

The IRS is offering relief to any area designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as qualifying for individual or public assistance. Currently, this includes Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia, and York counties, but taxpayers in Ida-impacted localities in other parts of Pennsylvania, subsequently designated by FEMA, will automatically receive the same filing and payment relief.… Read More

Virtual Workshops Available Ahead of Transition to New Unemployment System

Virtual workshops are available this week for Pennsylvanians preparing for the transition to the new unemployment system.

Four virtual workshops will be held by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry. They are designed to help individuals, employers and third-party administrators prepare for next month’s transition.

The 40-year-old legacy system will transition to a new modern computer system beginning on May 30. The Department of Labor says once the transition is complete, the new system will enable quicker and easier filing of UC claims.

The four virtual workshops being offered this week are part of a series of 24 workshops.

This Week’s Workshop Dates are:

  • Monday, May 17 at 1:00 PM for Employers (English)
  • Tuesday, May 18 at 10:00 AM for Claimants (English)
  • Saturday, May 22 at 2:00 PM for Claimants (Spanish)
  • Saturday, May 22 at 3:30 PM for Claimants (English)

A full list of scheduled workshops and the links to connect to them are available here.… Read More

Over $37 Million Available to Residents to Assist with Rent and Utility Bills

Delaware County officially launched the Delaware County Emergency Rental Assistance (DELCO ERA) Grant Program on March 26. The program assists renters who have suffered disruption and loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over $37 million is available to residents to assist with past due rent and an outstanding utility bill.

How the program works:

  • DELCO ERA will pay for past due rent, the largest past due utility bill, and up to three months of future eligible housing/utility expenses totaling up to 15 months of assistance. Past due rent can go as far back as April 1, 2020. DELCO ERA does not pay for deposits.
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The Foundation for Delaware County’s COVID-19 Response Fund

Please join us in supporting The Foundation for Delaware County’s COVID-19 Response Fund. If you can, please support the county’s increasing emergency needs with a gift to the Delaware County’s COVID-19 Response Fund.

With your gift, The Foundation can continue to help fund area nonprofits and improve the well-being of our residents in Delaware County. Delaware County’s COVID-19 Response Fund provides support for increased demand at food pantries, homelessness services, grocery store gift cards for food-insecure families, and technology equipment vital to maintaining services.

100% of your donation will go directly to vulnerable communities. No amount is too small.

For more information about Delaware County’s COVID-19 Response Fund or donating, click HERERead More

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