A Guide to Help and Financial Breaks During the Pandemic

A lot of the regular rules regarding evictions, utility shut-offs and student loan payments don't apply right now.


The office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has released a guide to better explain the many breaks and protections available to state residents struggling financially because of the pandemic.

The guide answers questions about utility shut-offs, foreclosure and evictions, special jobless benefits and what to do if you can’t make student loan, mortgage or auto loan payments. For example, utilities can not be turned off during the duration of the crisis.

“With the intense amount of information and misinformation out there, we wanted to help individuals impacted by this crisis know the facts, their rights and what they are entitled to during these uncertain times,” Shapiro said in a statement.

You can read or download a copy of the guide here. 

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