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Help Local Families by Donating Winter Outerwear

As the weather turns colder and the holiday season begins, we want to make sure that families in our own community have the proper winter outerwear.

My office is participating in Catholic Community Services’ ninth annual Operation Bundle Up by collecting winter coats and winter accessories for families in the community.

Donations of new or gently used coats, hats, scarves, gloves and other accessories for children and adults from ages birth and up will be accepted Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. now through Dec. 2 at my offices at 12361 Academy Road and 8016 Bustleton Avenue.

I encourage folks to join me in kicking off the season of giving by donating winter items and providing warmth to those in need.

For more information, call my offices at 215-281-2539 (Academy Road) or 215-695-1020 (Bustleton Avenue).

LIHEAP Home Heating Assistance Application Opens Nov. 1  

LIHEAP LIHEAP Residents in need of home heating assistance can apply for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) starting Nov. 1.  
 
The federally funded LIHEAP offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company. Crisis grants may be available if individuals have an emergency situation and are in jeopardy of losing their heat.  
 
The LIHEAP program has provided valuable relief to many families struggling to pay their heating bills, and my staff and I are ready to assist constituents with the application process. Winter weather will be here soon and that’s why I encourage anyone who is having trouble with their utility bills to take advantage of this reliable and valuable program. 
 
Grants are based on household income — $18,090 for an individual homeowner or renter, or $36,900 for a family of four. In addition to proof of income and household size, applicants must provide a recent heating bill.  
 
For more information or for an application, visit www.compass.state.pa.us or call 1-866-857-7095. Applications are also available my district offices at 12361 Academy Road and 8016 Bustleton Ave.  

Affordable Care Act Enrollment Opens Nov. 1

healthcare.govIndividuals and families who need health coverage through the Affordable Care Act for 2018 may apply during this year’s open enrollment period, which takes place from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15.

Individuals can re-enroll or enroll for coverage by visiting HealthCare.gov or calling the Marketplace Call Center 24 hours a day at 1-800-318-2596. 

The landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 has improved the lives of a million Pennsylvanians, helping 711,000 individuals access coverage through Medicaid expansion and another 426,000 who purchased coverage on the individual marketplace.  

In its first year of implementation, the ACA saved $92 million in uncompensated care costs here. Additionally, the Wolf Administration announced in September that the state’s rate of uninsured Pennsylvanians is at 5.6 percent, its lowest level ever. 

Offices to Serve You

  District Office
8016 Bustleton Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19152
Phone: (215) 695-1020
Fax: (215) 695-1027
District Office
12361 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
Phone: (215) 281-2539
Fax: (215) 281-2798
Harrisburg Office
457 Main Capitol
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3005
Phone: (717) 787-9608
Fax: (717) 772-2162
 
 
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