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

11/23/2015 - MLRI
A new Massachusetts Board of Higher Education Policy adopted on October 27, 2015 allows noncitizens “authorized by the federal government... Read more
11/23/2015 - DTA
Bay State CAP, implemented in 2005, was developed through the cooperative effort of the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA), the ... Read more
11/20/2015 - DTA
This Operations Bulletin serves as a reminder to Department staff that, although infrequent, home visits may be conducted to take... Read more
11/20/2015 - DTA
The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) requires able-bodied adult without dependents (ABAWDs... Read more
11/20/2015 - DTA
Currently, clients with earned income are required to complete a Monthly Report (MR) to verify wages, hours worked and other household ... Read more

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