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Request an appeal fee waiver

The Civil Service Commission may waive the filing fee for certain appellants who meet the poverty threshold requirements. Print out and complete a fee waiver application or contact the CSC for more information.

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What you need

To apply for an appeal fee waiver, you need documents that can prove that you’ve received assistance (within the past 12 months) from the programs listed on the waiver application (e.g. receipts, check stubs, etc.)

Applicable programs include:

  • Unemployment Insurance (UI)
  • Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)
  • Federal Veterans Job Training
  • Free or reduced price lunch or milk at school or day care center
  • Women Infants Children Program (WIC)
  • Medical Assistance (Medicaid) (MA)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Training (VRT)
  • Massachusetts Veterans Service
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Family Housing
  • Federal Veterans Rehab
  • Food Stamps (FS)
  • Fuel Assistance
  • General Relief (GR)
  • Refugee Assistance
  • Rental Assistance
  • Social Security (SSDI)

How to request

When you file your civil service appeal, you need to attach a fee or waiver form to the appeal when you submit it. If you don’t, your appeal will be returned to you or the attorney who submitted it.

If you can’t afford to pay the appeal fee, you can apply for a waiver by attaching the waiver form to your appeal form instead.

  1. Print out and complete an appeal fee waiver application.
  2. Attach any documents that can prove that you’ve received assistance (within the past 12 months) from the programs listed on the waiver application (e.g. receipts, check stubs, etc.)
  3. Mail the waiver application, along with your appeal form, to:

Civil Service Commission
1 Ashburton Place
Room 503
Boston, MA 02108

When you file your civil service appeal, you need to attach a fee or waiver form to the appeal when you submit it. If you don’t, your appeal will be returned to you or the attorney who submitted it.

If you can’t afford to pay the appeal fee, you can apply for a waiver by attaching the waiver form to your appeal form instead.

  1. Print out and complete an appeal fee waiver application.
  2. Attach any documents that can prove that you’ve received assistance (within the past 12 months) from the programs listed on the waiver application (e.g. receipts, check stubs, etc.)
  3. Deliver the waiver application, along with your appeal form, to:

Civil Service Commission
1 Ashburton Place
Room 503
Boston, MA 02108

Open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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