State Services

It is an honor to serve Pennsylvania as a United States Senator. My office is able to assist Pennsylvanians with issues related to a federal department, agency or program, including Medicare, Social Security, and Veterans Affairs. If you are seeking assistance with a department or agency that is operated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, you should contact your state elected senator or representative. Additionally, below are some resources related to common services provided by our state.

Pennsylvania General Assembly

The United States government is only one of several levels of government in place to serve Pennsylvanians. Although I have the privilege of working for Pennsylvanians on the national stage, your representatives in the Pennsylvania General Assembly may be able to assist you in resolving questions per Read More >


Aging Services

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging was created in 1978 by the state legislature and is charged by the Older Americans Act and the Pennsylvania General Assembly with advocating at all levels of government for the interests of older Pennsylvanians. The Department oversees many services and benefits Read More >


PA Attorney General

Visit the office of the PA Attorney General The State Constitution provides that the Attorney General shall be the chief law enforcement officer of the Commonwealth and shall exercise such powers and perform such duties as may be imposed by law. The Commonwealth Attorneys Act establishes the Attor Read More >


State Bureau of Consumer Protection

Visit the State Bureau of Consumer Protection Note: Content provided by the PA Attorney General's Office Filing a complaint with the Attorney General's Bureau of Consumer Protection Please review the following tips and instructions regarding consumer complaints, to assist our office in addressing Read More >


State Banking

Visit the PA Department of Banking and Securities The Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities fosters strong, fair and competitive financial services industries for the commonwealth by ensuring the safety and soundness of state-chartered financial institutions, the compliance with laws th Read More >


Birth Certificates

Find out how to obtain your birth certificate The PA Division of Vital Records maintains records of births that occurred from 1906 to the present. Certified copies of birth certificates (with a raised seal) are issued and acceptable for various uses, such as: Personal identification Employment  Read More >


Children and Youth

Visit the PA Office of Children, Youth and Families Pennsylvania's child welfare system is county-administered and state-supervised. Child welfare and juvenile justice services are organized, managed, and delivered by County Children and Youth agencies and county Juvenile probation offices. [nofor Read More >


CHIP

Visit the PA Child Health Insurance Program CHIP covers all uninsured children and teens in PA. It’s short for the Children's Health Insurance Program – Pennsylvania's program to provide health insurance to all uninsured children and teens who are not eligible for or enrolled in Medical Read More >


LIHEAP

Find out more about LIHEAP The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as LIHEAP, helps low-income families pay their heating bills. LIHEAP is a grant that offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediat Read More >


Local Education

Vist the PA Department of Education The mission of the department is to academically prepare children and adults to succeed as productive citizens. The department seeks to ensure that the technical support, resources and opportunities are in place for all students, whether children or adults, to re Read More >


Insurance

Vist the PA Department of Insurance The PA Insurance Department is responsible for administrating the laws of this commonwealth as they pertain to the regulation of the insurance industry in order to protect you, the insurance consumer. [noform] Read More >


APPRISE

APPRISE is a free health insurance counseling program designed to help older Pennsylvanians with Medicare. Counselors are specially trained staff and volunteers who can answer your questions about Medicare and provide you with objective, easy-to-understand information about Medicare, Medicare Supple Read More >


Medicaid

Medicaid is the United States health program for families and individuals with low income and resources. The Health Insurance Association of America describes Medicaid as a "government insurance program for persons of all ages whose income and resources are insufficient to pay for health care." (HIA Read More >


Notary Public

Visit the PA Department of State As public officials who are appointed and commissioned by the Secretary of the Commonwealth, notaries public are held to the highest standards of integrity, honesty and trust. Notaries public are also playing an ever more vital role in commerce and are on the front  Read More >


Department of Motor Vehicles

Driver’s License, Car Registration - http://www.dmv.state.pa.us/ [noform] Read More >


Rent Rebate

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security Read More >


Unemployment Compensation

Learn more about Pennsylvania Unemployment Benefits UC is money paid to people who have lost a job through no fault of their own. It is temporary income meant to help make ends meet while people look for a job. [noform] Read More >