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Law Overviews & Guides

Comprehensive guides and overviews of legal topics intended for advocates; in general, do NOT code simple fact sheets or client education materials with this term.


Since 2014, MAGI or Modified Adjusted Gross Income has been the  income methodology used by MassHealth for most people under age 65, and

National Consumer Law Center

Step by step advocacy guide for helping low-income households stop utility shut offs, arrange payment plans, secure assistance to pay arr


The Governor’s FY 2020 Budget Proposal: Preliminary Analysis of Selected Cash and Nutrition Assistance,  Child Welfare, Health Care, Home

National Housing Law Project

The resource, updated annually, is a compilation of state and local laws that impact the housing rights of domestic violence survivors.

Greater Boston Legal Services (Pauline Quirion)
Pauline Quirion (GBLS)

Summary of the law related to sealing and expunging criminal and juvenile records after criminal justice reform in 2018


Massachusetts law provides important rights to tenants who are facing an eviction or who have been evicted.

Veterans Legal Clinic Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School

The Veterans Legal Clinic at the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School recently updated our self-help guide about the Chapter 115 B

Health Care for All

This is a link to HCFA's page on  new state law called the Protecting Access to Confidential Health Care (PATCH) Act that took effect Jul

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