It’s the season to be thankful, but Pam and her staff prefer to put the give in Thanksgiving. Find out how they can help you or a loved one.
My role as your state representative is to ensure that constituents of the 194th are represented in the law-making process in Harrisburg. The laws that are passed (or not passed) affect our everyday lives.
While my focus is on being the best legislator I can be, my district staff strive to be the best at delivering constituent services.
Leza Perkins, Merle Zucker and Jen Wallace handle both the mundane as well as the more stressful challenges of ensuring that state government is meeting constituents’ needs.
If your matter is related to local or federal government, we will make a referral to the appropriate office.
Below are examples of how my office can serve you. We strive to provide a welcoming, informative, and pleasant experience in helping constituents to untangle and address a variety of state related issues, particularly when a matter appears to be “stuck on stupid.”
- Property Tax/Rent Rebate (PTRR). My staff can submit your application and can also determine your eligibility and complete the application for FREE. The 2017 PTRR forms are due in by December 31 and I urge you not to wait until the end of December.
- Birth or death certificates. If you find yourself in need of these certificates, my office can assist with providing the application and sending it to Vital Records for processing. This process can complete in about two weeks what often takes six to eight weeks – barring any complications. Both types of certificate cost $20.
- Department of Human Services (DHS) assistance. My office interacts with the DHS regularly. We work closely with the County Assistance Offices that serve the 194th to facilitate communication and the reams of documentation often required to participate in programs administered by DHS.
- PennDOT forms and applications. We provide assistance with PennDOT paperwork. Our most frequent assistance to constituents is helping to apply for a disability placard, vehicle registration, non-driver and driver photo ID.
- SEPTA Key ID photos. My office takes photos for the SEPTA Key ID cards. Constituents must be 65 years of age or older and this is by appointment only.
- Medicare enrollment. An APPRISE Counselor is available monthly and during the Medicare annual open enrollment period, which we are scheduling more frequently. Call my office to meet with an APPRISE counselor for a free one-hour appointment. Remaining dates are Nov. 13 and Nov. 28.
- Unclaimed Property. Check for Unclaimed Property! Approximately $2.3 billion dollars is being held by the Pennsylvania State Treasury waiting to be claimed. You can look up information at www.patreasury.gov or ask us to check whether any cash is being held in your name, and we can assist in putting in the claim.
Speak Up and Stay Informed
Thoughts? Suggestions? Concerns? Make your voice heard by visiting my office at 6511 Ridge Avenue or calling (215) 482-8726. Walk-ins always welcome.
The office is at the epicenter of the district, (MAP LINK) no more than about 3 miles from any district border, with plenty of free parking. The office is served by the 9 and 35 SEPTA bus routes. Office hours are 9 to 5 Monday through Friday and by appointment in the evening or on weekends.
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