The Online Resource for Massachusetts Poverty Law Advocates

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Recent Library Content

01/15/2018 -
The attached chart includes SSI eligibility thresholds based on parent to child, spouse to spouse, and spouse to spouse to child deeming.
08/08/2018 - Various
How to Participate in the Rulemaking Process overview. The Reg Map - steps in the rulemaking process.
08/08/2017 - Columbia Human Rights Law Review
A Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual (JLM) is a handbook of legal rights and procedures designed for use by people in prison. Since publication of... Read more
08/06/2018 - Northeastern University
The Disability Resource Center at NEU has a series of five vidoes for young people with disabilities planning to go to college.  The video... Read more
08/01/2018 - Custody Awareness Collaborative
From the introduction: The survivor’s guide has tools to help you prepare for your custody case in Massachusetts. This guide has... Read more

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