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Harrisburg, May 11, 2020  Legislation proposed by state Sen. Judy Schwank (D-11th district) that would ensure Pennsylvanians who receive federal stimulus payments don’t lose state related benefits because of an increase in income received unanimous support from the Senate Finance Committee.

“While I applaud Congress for approving these cash payments, I worry for individuals, particularly seniors, who could lose benefits they rely on because their income will be recertified as too high to be eligible,” Schwank said. “These one-time payments should not be the tipping scale between receiving or losing a benefit.” 

Income verified benefits include: the property tax/rent rebate program, PACE/PACENET, childcare subsidies, medical assistance and CHIP.

Senate Bill 1100 now heads to the full Senate for consideration