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Disability Benefits

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Welcome to the Disability Practice Area section. This section focuses primarily upon government disability benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). If you want information about disability issues that do not concern SSI or SSDI benefits, go to the Disability Rights and Services section of this website.

Our goal is to use this website to keep advocates informed of new developments in SSI/SSDI law and practice, share practice materials and resources that are at the heart of disability benefits practice, and help make internet-based legal research accessible for advocates. To find legal eduction materials and information geared for the general public, go to MassLegalHelp.

Important Note About Access to Documents: While many of the materials in this section are available to the public, some, including administrative decisions, sample briefs, and other practice materials, are restricted to legal services staff and members of the SSI Coalition. In order to view the restricted materials, you must log in to this website. Logging in only takes a few seconds.

Resource Library Materials: Browse the library by category by clicking on a link in the sidebar to the left. If a listed category also has subcategories, you can find out what these are by clicking on the plus sign. Or, use the search, particularly if you want information on cross substantive issues.

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Latest Content

09/10/2018 - Social Security Administration
On August 17 2018, Social Security  again sent out a notice and informational brochure to SSI beneficiaries (and their... Read more
01/01/2018 - Disability Law Center
Two charts: 2018 SSI payment levels in Massachusetts 2018 SSI and SSDI threshold amounts
01/01/2018 - SSA
01/17/2018 - MLRI
The charts below set forth the annual, monthly and weekly 2018 Federal Poverty Guidelines (based on HHS thresholds).  In... Read more

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