The Online Resource for Massachusetts Poverty Law Advocates

Welcome to, the online poverty law library and collaboration resource for legal services advocates in Massachusetts.

MassLegalServices offers resources and information about legal issues facing lower income Massachusetts residents to legal services advocates and social services professionals. If you are not a lawyer or legal advocate, you will probably find MassLegalHelp more useful.

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Recent Library Content

02/17/2015 - Daniel Perlman
Special Education Law ( is a free search special for BSEA decisions and rulings, DESE guidance, laws, and regulations in... Read more
02/11/2015 - Movement Advancement Project
The new report "Paying an Unfair Price: The Financial Penalty for Being LGBT" in America documents how LGBT people in the United States... Read more
01/23/2015 - DTA
Overview The federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG), updated for 2015, are published in... Read more
01/23/2015 - DTA
Overview The new federal mileage rate of 57.5 cents must be used when calculating allowable transportation costs to be used as a medical... Read more
01/23/2015 - DTA
Overview Effective January 1, 2015, the Massachusetts minimum wage increased from $8.00 an hour to $9.00 an hour. This change impacts the... Read more

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