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State System of Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)

 
Caregiver Assessment in Medicaid HCBS Waiver Program Yes
At Least One State Program with Consumer-Directed Option for Family Caregivers Yes
Lifespan Respite Grant Yes
State Respite Coalition Yes

 

Benefits.gov - Massachusetts

Benefits.gov (formerly GovBenefits.gov) was launched in an effort to provide citizens with easy, online access to government benefit and assistance programs. Eight years after its initial launch, GovBenefits.gov underwent a major redesign and became Benefits.gov. However, the program's mission remains the same: reduce the expense and difficulty of interacting with the government while increasing citizen access to government benefit information.

Massachusetts Lifespan Respite Coalition

Coalition of organizations that promote services and support for family caregivers. Coalition website serves as a resource for caregivers and those who work with caregivers providing online respite provider lists by county and information on respite helpline.

Center for Public Representation

Free and low cost legal services for those with disabilities.

Community Legal Aid

Free civil legal services to low income and elderly residents of south and central MA.

Community Legal Resources and Counseling Center

Free and low cost legal and counseling services in the following areas of law: Immigration, family, housing, disability, and interdisciplinary services. 

Greater Boston Legal Services

Low cost legal services for Boston residents, based on a sliding scale.

Legal Advocacy and Resource Center (LARC)

Free legal hotline supporting low income residents of Massachusetts in various civil legal issues. Elder law division covers benefits and nursing home issues.  

Massachusetts Legal Help

Providing free legal services and education in a variety of civil law issues.

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