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How long will your extension last?


DTA made a number of changes and suspended a number of rules during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Guide notes in red when a rule was suspended during the pandemic.

Produced by Deborah Harris and Betsy Gwin, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Reviewed December 2022

The time limit was suspended during the pandemic. The rules below are the rules before the pandemic.

Extensions are approved for a maximum of three months.106 C.M.R. § 703.130(B). DTA Online Guide (Extension Introduction).

If your extension is approved, you should get a letter saying when your extension will end. You can ask for another extension before the extension ends.

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