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Legislators Encourage Massachusetts Veterans to Apply for Available State Financial Assistance

Monthly Cash Assistance and Emergency Benefits Provided by Local Veterans Services Officers in Every City and Town Across Massachusetts Massachusetts is home to 380,000 of the nation’s 21 million veterans. More than half are aged …

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Criminal Record Sealing Self-Help Materials Developed; A Law Student Reflects on Work and Learning During the Pandemic

Safety Net Project Director Julie McCormack and the students working with her on criminal record sealing (a mostly administrative process before the Massachusetts Probation Service) have taken advantage of the enforced slow-down brought about by …

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Safety Net Project Successfully Argues Three Social Security Disability and SNAP/Food Stamp Cases

The three victories result in more than $137,000 in back payments plus significant ongoing monthly benefits moving forward; fourth case decision pending; others in pipeline In the two short weeks of March before LSC moved …

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As Graduation Approaches, an LSC Student Reflects on an Important Victory for his Client

By Alexander Cottingham ’20 Working on this case for my client, JC, was by far the most impactful experience in my time at HLS. It is an odd coincidence that at the same time as …

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LSC Responds to COVID-19: An Update from Our Clinics

The Legal Services Center’s staff and students hope you are staying safe and healthy. We are all doing the best we can as we take on new challenges in advocating for client communities made ever …

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Veterans Legal Clinic Releases Report Documenting VA’s Systemic Denial of Health Care to Veterans with Bad Paper

More than 400,000 veterans currently at risk of being unlawfully turned away from treatment for service-related mental health conditions and other disabilities without due process Thousands of veterans with less-than-honorable “bad paper” discharges have been …

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