The Online Resource for Massachusetts Poverty Law Advocates

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Recent Library Content

06/19/2018 - MLRI
Below are four fliers you can use in your SNAP outreach with low income veterans, dependents and families of military service members. SNAP... Read more
02/26/2018 - MA Supreme Judicial Court
Under the children requiring assistance (CRA) statute, a child “willfully fails to attend school” if the child’s repeated failure to attend... Read more
11/16/2015 - US DOE Office of Special Ed and Rehabilitative Services (OSEP)
Student's IEP should be aligned with the state academic standard for the grade in which the child is enrolled. "Research has demonstrated... Read more
05/22/2018 - SJC
Attached is the Supreme Judicial Court's order adding rules 8.1 and 55.1 concerning the collection of credit card debt to the Massachusetts... Read more
05/24/2018 - CMS
Updated standard for calculations when one spouse is in nursing home applying for MassHealth and one spouse is at home. 

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