Wicked Local

Below is an excerpt from an April 21 article published by the Wicked Local.

The Massachusetts Bar Association will honor seven attorneys, including Margaretta Homsey Kroeger, of Newton, with Access to Justice Awards at the MBA Annual Dinner on April 28 at the Westin Boston Waterfront. Presented by the MBA, the Access to Justice Awards recognize the efforts of attorneys and law firms who have made significant strides in enhancing access to justice.

Kroeger will be presented with the Rising Star Award. As a government benefits attorney at MetroWest Legal Services, Kroeger, a Newton resident, assists clients who have been denied or improperly terminated from disability benefits, as well as those who have been denied other government benefits, such as food stamps, cash assistance, unemployment benefits, health insurance and emergency shelter.

In 2014, Kroeger volunteered to serve as co-counsel with the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute in a lawsuit filed against the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance. The suit challenged a new automated procedure for those applying for or receiving food stamps, which resulted in thousands of people being improperly denied or terminated from receiving food stamp benefits.

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