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July 22, 2021 MassHealth Estate Recovery Webinar for Enrollment Assisters & Legal Aid

MassHealth Estate Recovery

A webinar for enrollment assisters & legal aid advocates

July 22, 2021, 2-3 pm

Recording & slides of July 22 Estate Recovery webinar now available.

If you missed the July 22, 2021 Estate Recovery Webinar, the recording is posted here on the masslegalservices youtube channel & the powerpoints are attached. 

Massachusetts Law Reform Institute Applauds U.S. District Court Decision to Strike Down Effort to Curtail SNAP Benefits

The Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI) is applauding the decision by the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. to strike down a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) rule that would have stripped away SNAP benefits from hundreds of thousands – possibly millions – of Americans. Chief U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell vacated the rule that would have limited the ability of certain childless adults to access SNAP (formerly food stamps) on October 19th after issuing a preliminary injunction against it in March.

Basic Public Benefits Advocacy Training Series: 2019-2020 Dates Announced

Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI) and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (MCLE) present a series of trainings every year for legal, social, health services, and community advocates who assist low- and moderate-income individuals and families. Each session includes substantive materials and is led by expert advocates from legal services programs throughout the state.

The 2019-2020 series covers 13 different topics (see below).


MCLE, 10 Winter Place, Boston (Downtown Crossing)


Help from the Massachusetts AG office for those with claims against Purdue Pharma for opioid addiction

There is a ten billion dollar settlement with Purdue Pharma company in bankruptcy court.  Individuals who became addicted or suffered harm from OxyContin and other drugs may be eligible for cash payments.  You must file a claim by June 30th.

The Massachusetts Attorney General was one of Plaintiffs in the case being settled.  They are now helping people file claims.  Call the AG's help line at (617) 963-2714 for help filing the claim.  You will need to leave a message for a call back.

Massachusetts Law Reform Institute Issues Recommendations for Helping Low Income Communities During COVID19 Outbreak

Boston, Mass. – The Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI), a nonprofit statewide poverty law and policy center that advances laws and policies to secure economic, racial and social justice for low-income communities, today released policy recommendations to help low income people, the working poor and marginalized communities during the COVID19 pandemic crisis.

RFP issued for an e-learning developer for an online training course

MLRI has issued a Request for Proposals to develop 2 modules in an online training course for attorneys representing domestic violence survivors in restraining order procedures in Massachusetts.  We are looking for someone to build the course, preferably in Articulate Storyline - we will provide the substantive law experts.

Responses are due October 25, 2019.
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