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What types of records might MOD have?


1) Client advocacy case files including contact information, problem resolution, referral, and related correspondence;

2) Course records and training curriculum conducted on disability rights, laws, and obligations;

3) Architectural access site visit reports and documentation; and

4) Technical assistance and legal guidance publications, case files, and social media announcements regarding disability.

NOTE: MOD likely does not have records relating to an individual’s disability benefits. Instead, you may be able to get a copy of information about disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) or from the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA). Click the links to make your request.

How to request records:

When requesting public records, please provide a reasonable description of the records sought and a preferred format, if any, for receiving public records that are available in electronic form. Please understand that a request to search employee emails will generally require more time to complete and may require us to charge fees. It is often helpful to specify a time period and particular search terms, so that the search does not yield unmanageable results.

All requests will be processed in accordance with the public records law and regulations at M.G.L. c. 66, § 1 et seq. (as most recently amended by An Act to Improve Public Records, St. 2016, c. 121) and 950 C.M.R. 32.00. 

Consider how you can narrow the scope of your request to expedite the production process.

Public agencies must adhere to the law requiring them to secure personally identifiable information and prevent unwarranted invasions of privacy. Documents containing such information must be redacted carefully before releasing, expanding time needed for production. Consider how you might revise your public records request to exclude records containing such information.

To help avoid delay in responses, please consider whether your public record request would more appropriately be directed to another secretariat or agency.

Fees for Request public records from Massachusetts Office on Disability

The first four hours of work performed to respond to a PRR will be performed at no cost. After that, the agency may charge up to $25 per hour.

How to request Request public records from Massachusetts Office on Disability

Requests may be delivered by hand, mail, email or fax.  While requests for public records may be made orally in person to a Primary Records Access Officer (RAO), such requests may not be the subject of an appeal.  Telephone requests may be accepted at the discretion of the RAO.

MOD has designated the following employee as the Primary ROA  who will assist you in fulfilling your requests:

Julia O'Leary, Primary RAO
General Counsel
One Ashburton Place, Room 1305, Boston, MA 02108
617-727-7440
modrecords@state.ma.us

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Address
Massachusetts Office on Disability, One Ashburton Place, Room 1305, Boston, MA 02108
Phone

Open 9 am-5 pm M-F. Mass relay: Dial 7-1-1 and connect via main number.

Open 9 am-5 pm M-F.

Fax
(617) 727-0965
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