Whether you call them “payday loans”, “deposit advance loans”, “micro-loans” or “extended short-term loans” – the legislation being pushed by payday lending lobbyists in Pennsylvania have a few things in common: high fees, short loan terms, and predatory debt traps.
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In 2012, the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare under the direction of Gov. Tom Corbett reinstated the Food Stamp Asset Test, limiting eligibility for food stamps (SNAP). This was a disastrous change in policy for the 1.7 million Pennsylvanians who at any given time rely on food stamps to put food on their table – particularly the newly unemployed and seniors.
Just Harvest is committed to eliminating hunger and poverty in Allegheny County. Towards that end, we are working with Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Welfare (DPW) to ensure that those eligible for public benefits – such as food stamps and cash assistance – are able to receive them without delay or unnecessary interruption due to numerous communication and customer service issues at the DPW’s County Assistance Offices.