Frequently asked questions

Learn about what is offered

The Helpline is open Monday through Friday 9AM-12PM.  

Can I get a free attorney?  

Most callers will not be eligible for a free attorney. 

Helpline advocates can help you find out if you are eligible and complete an application for services with a Massachusetts civil legal services program. 

Legal services law types include: 

Social Security/SSI 

Veterans Benefits

Mass Health

Medicare 

Consumer 

Public Benefits 

Unemployment 

Foreclosures 

Utilities

Guardianship 

Wills/Advance Directives 

Bankruptcy 

Housing

Family law

Nursing Home 

If you are not eligible for a free attorney and have some ability to pay an attorney, we can refer you to reduced fee attorney referral programs where attorneys will charge you on a sliding scale based on your income.  

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