The Bureau assists clients who have been denied government benefits, including TAFDC (Welfare), SSI (Social Security), SSDI (Disability), EAEDC (Emergency Assistance), Medicaid, Unemployment Benefits, Veteran’s Benefits, and Food Stamps.
The Bureau generally does not provide assistance with initial applications for benefits. Student attorneys at the Bureau perform the function of fact gathering, contacting relevant professionals, preparation of memoranda of law and fact, and trial advocacy in all benefits cases.
We do not accept cases involving claims for Workers’ Compensation, as the Massachusetts Accident Board provides for attorneys’ fees in all cases regardless of the financial status of the claimant. If you would like assistance with workers’ compensation, please contact the Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers’ Referral Service.