Areas of Law

Public Benefits & Social Security

When should I contact a Public Benefits Lawyer?

  • I am not able to work and need to apply for Social Security.
  • My child or someone in my family has a long-term disability.
  • I need help with food, healthcare, and daily expenses.

Why should I hire a lawyer?

Applying for public benefits can be challenging. A lawyer who is familiar with all the forms and procedures can help review all your documents and can make sure your case is filed correctly. If your case is not filed properly, you may lose your right to government benefits. A qualified lawyer can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case and protect your rights.

How do I choose a Public Benefits Lawyer?

Because applying for public benefits can be complicated, it is best to have an experienced lawyer help you with your case. You may have to file important applications and prepare for court hearings. The Boston Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service can help connect you with a qualified lawyer to suit your individual needs.

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News & Events

March 31, 2021

Individual Income Tax Filing and Payment Deadline

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and International Revenue Service (IRS) has recently announced that the deadline for individuals to file their tax returns has been extended from April 15th to May 17th. This extension only applies to individuals filing their personal tax returns. If you are an individual taxpayer and would need an extension past May 17th, you can file Form 4868 for an extension until October 15th, 2021.

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March 30, 2021

Updated Supreme Judicial Court Order

The Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) issued an regarding the operation of Massachusetts state courts and courthouses during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The new order has gone into effect March 1, 2021, and will replace the existing order issued on September 17, 2020.

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February 24, 2021

Reopening Massachusetts

As the New Year has gone on, the state of public health in Massachusetts has started to improve greatly. Because of this, Mayor Walsh announced on Monday, February 8th, the state has adjusted the 25% capacity restriction on local businesses. Certain businesses now are able to operate at a 40% capacity.

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