Benefits and Employment
CLA's Benefits and Employment Unit represents people with cases before the Social Security Administration, Department of Transitional Assistance, and Division of Unemployment Assistance concerning various benefits such as SSI, TAFDC, EAEDC, SNAP (food stamps), MassHealth, state veterans’ benefits and unemployment benefits. The unit also represents people who have wage or employment discrimination claims.
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To be eligible for free legal assistance from CLA, generally you must:
- Be low-income, or aged 60 or older;
- Live in central or western Massachusetts;
- Have a civil (non-criminal) legal issue relating to one of the areas of law listed on the left.