The Online Resource for Massachusetts Poverty Law Advocates

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Recent Library Content

06/01/2014 - DTA
Q. 1. My SNAP client had been living alone. At her recent recertification interview, she reported that her 19-year-old daughter, who is a... Read more
07/10/2014 - DTA
Overview A key component of the TAFDC program is engaging clients in work-related activities to move families with dependent children to... Read more
07/10/2014 - DTA
Overview The TAFDC Learnfare requirement mandated that any child of a nondisabled grantee who is age six (or in first grade, whichever... Read more
07/10/2014 - DTA
Overview As part of the new welfare reform legislation, the Fair Market Value (FMV) exemption for vehicles (see 106 CMR 204.120(G)(1)) is... Read more
08/20/2013 - US DOE
Click the "Go to Website" link below to download a letter outlining school districts' responsibilities to address bullying under IDEA. ... Read more

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