Welcome to GBLS
Every week, Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) provides free legal assistance and representation on civil (noncriminal) matters to hundreds of the neediest residents in the city of Boston and 31 surrounding cities and towns.
When they have nowhere else to turn, low-income families and individuals, elders, and people with disabilities look to GBLS for help to secure the most basic necessities of life.
Read their stories and how GBLS makes a difference.
PROPOSED SETTLEMENT ABOUT EA FAMILY SHELTER PROGRAM
Information about extra covid SNAP ending and MassHealth redeterminatione
Mass Health: Starting April 1, 2023, you may need to take action to keep MassHealth coverage. The protection from termination due to the public health emergency is ending. MassHealth members should make sure that MassHealth has their most up to date address, phone number, and email so that they do not miss important information and notices from MassHealth.
Snap: During COVID, Massachusetts households have been getting extra Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Due to recent action by the federal government, these extra payments are ending. The last extra COVID SNAP payment will be on March 2, 2023.
- For additional information about the extra COVID SNAP benefits ending, please click here.
- DTA website on end of Extra COVID SNAP.
GBLS Services During the Coronavirus
|GBLS staff are working from outside of our office due to the coronavirus. We are committed to continuing our work on behalf of low-income families and individuals during this crisis. GBLS helps people regardless of their immigration status in all of our work.|
Get Legal Help
At Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS), our team of 69 attorneys and 17 paralegals provide free civil (non-criminal) legal assistance to low-income individuals and families in and around Boston.
Your Support Makes a Difference
Every week, there are hundreds of people we cannot help because of lack of resources.
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Greater Boston Legal Services will not discriminate against any person seeking services based upon race, ethnicity, color, gender, age, religion, nation of origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, marital status, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.