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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.

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2021 SSI Payment Charts and Income Thresholds

01/01/2021 - Disability Law Center
SSI Payment Charts effective 1/1/2021.  

Social Security Offices Will Only Offer Phone and Online Service

03/17/2020 - SSA
All local Social Security offices will be closed to the public for in-person service starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020. However, you can... Read more

Moving Benefit for SSI Recipients: $150 Cash Payment from DTA

02/18/2020 - MLRI
The Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) is in charge of issuing Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients up to $... Read more

2020 SSI Payment Charts and Income Thresholds

01/01/2020 - Disability Law Center
SSI Payment Charts effective 1/1/2020.