Executive Office of Health and Human Services              

                        Department of Transitional Assistance                  

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 Budgetary Direct Appropriations              





 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSITIONAL ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATION             

 4400-1000 For the central administration of the department of        58,880,538   117,215,098

           transitional assistance, including the development and 

           maintenance of automated data processing systems and   

           services in support of department operations, and for  

           the administration of department programs in local     

           assistance offices, including a program of health      

           services for certain recipients, and the expenses of   

           operating a food stamp program; provided, that all     

           costs associated with verifying disability for the     

           emergency aid to the elderly, disabled, and children   

           program shall be paid from this item; and provided     

           further, that the department may enter into an         

           interagency agreement for the purpose of transferring  

           funds to the Massachusetts office for refugees and     

           immigrants for administering the Massachusetts refugee 

           resettlement program                                   





 CASEWORKERS                                                      

 4400-1100                                                            57,032,538              





 MASSJOBS TRAINING AND EDUCATION                                  

 4401-1000                                                             7,877,127              





 MASSJOBS TRAINING FOR IMMIGRANTS IN BOSTON                       

 4401-1010                                                               100,000              





 DIRECT AID TO FAMILIES WITH DEPENDENT CHILDREN                   

 4403-2000                                                           423,333,333              





 EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE                                             

 4403-2100 For a program of emergency assistance and shelter for                    55,069,827

           needy families who are homeless or at risk of becoming 

           homeless; provided, that the income limit utilized in  

           determining eligibility for assistance shall be the    

           applicable payment standard under the program of aid to

           families with dependent children in fiscal year        

           nineteen hundred and ninety-five; provided further,    

           that the department may allocate funds to other        

           agencies for the purposes of said program, including   

           the cost of administration; provided further, that the 

           department shall prepare and promulgate rules and      

           regulations to prevent abuse in the emergency          

           assistance program; provided further, that said rules  

           and regulations shall include, but not be limited to, a

           year to year cross check of recipients to determine if 

           a person has received similar benefits in the previous 

           twenty-four months; provided further, that if a person 

           has utilized emergency assistance benefits more than   

           once within twenty-four months, the department is      

           hereby authorized and directed to place said person on .


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           a protective payment schedule for the entire period    

           during which said person is receiving said benefits;   

           provided further, that no advance payments shall be    

           paid in fiscal year nineteen hundred and ninety-six;   

           provided further, that no funds may be expended for    

           advance rent, security deposit, moving, storage, heat, 

           utility, or mortgage arrearages, so-called; provided   

           further, that notwithstanding the provisions of any    

           general or special law to the contrary, no emergency   

           assistance funds shall be expended for costs not       

           directly attributable to rent liability and shelter,   

           except as provided herein; provided further, that the  

           monthly value of a rent arrearage payment shall not    

           exceed the applicable payment standard under the       

           program of aid to families with dependent children in  

           fiscal year nineteen hundred ninety-five for a family  

           of the same size; provided further, that families      

           living in public or subsidized housing shall not be    

           eligible to receive payments for rental liabilities;   

           provided further, that the department shall seek all   

           available federal reimbursement for emergency shelter  

           costs; provided further, that in promulgating,         

           amending, or rescinding its regulations with respect to

           eligibility or benefits under this program, the        

           department shall take into account the amounts         

           available to it so as not to exceed the appropriation; 

           provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions  

           of any general or special law to the contrary, before  

           implementing any eligibility or benefit changes to the 

           program, the commissioner and the secretary of health  

           and human services shall file with the house and senate

           committees on ways and means and with the clerks of the

           house of representatives and the senate, a report      

           setting forth such proposed changes; provided further, 

           that no person be placed in any type of emergency      

           shelter unless said person is made homeless by natural 

           disaster, sheriff’s eviction, or domestic violence;    

           provided further, that recipients placed in            

           scattered-site emergency shelters, so-called, shall not

           be considered tenants for purposes of the              

           commonwealth's landlord and tenant statutes; provided  

           further, that notwithstanding any general or special   

           law to the contrary, including the provisions of this  

           item, the department is authorized to enter a          

           performance-based agreement with public or private     

           entities, to provide emergency assistance services;    

           provided further, that said contract may provide that  

           payments be made on a per capita basis; and provided   

           further, that the department shall continue its        

           comprehensive monthly report, which tracks statewide   

           use of emergency assistance programs by category of    

           assistance, caseload, average length of use or stay,   

           and the amounts expended monthly by category of        

           assistance, to the secretary for administration and    

           finance and the house and senate committees on ways and

           means                                                  



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 EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE - ARREARAGES                                

 4403-2110                                                            15,808,973              





 EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE - CONTRACTED FAMILY SERVICES                

 4403-2120                                                            32,041,055              





 EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE - HOTEL AND MOTEL                           

 4403-2130                                                             8,639,694              





 SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES                                       

 4403-2131                                                               500,000              





 EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT PROGRAM                                       

 4403-2200 Notwithstanding any general or special law to the                       703,251,471

           contrary, the department of transitional assistance    

           shall develop and implement a program of employment    

           support to replace the aid to families with dependent  

           children program in accordance with sections twelve    

           through nineteen of chapter one hundred and eighteen of

           the General Laws, as amended; provided, that for       

           families receiving a cash payment, the need standard   

           shall be equal to the standard in effect in fiscal year

           nineteen hundred and eighty-nine in the program of aid 

           to families with dependent children; provided further, 

           that the payment standard shall be equal to the need   

           standard; provided further, that a forty dollar per    

           month rent allowance shall be paid to those households 

           receiving a monthly cash payment and incurring a rent  

           or mortgage expense and not residing in public housing 

           or subsidized housing subject to federal reimbursement;

           provided further, that a non-recurring children's      

           clothing allowance in the amount of one hundred and    

           fifty dollars shall be provided to each child receiving

           a monthly cash payment under this program in September,

           nineteen hundred and ninety-five, subject to           

           reimbursement; provided further, that said children's  

           clothing allowance shall be included in the standard of

           need for the month of September, nineteen hundred and  

           ninety-five; provided further, that the department     

           shall assure that eligibility is redetermined in the   

           month of October for any applicant made eligible for   

           assistance by virtue of said increase in the standard  

           of need; provided further, that notwithstanding the    

           provisions of any general or special law to the        

           contrary, the department may provide a relocation      

           allowance of four hundred and fifty dollars to families

           who have been in temporary emergency shelter pursuant  

           to the emergency assistance program for thirty days or 

           more; provided further, that said relocation allowance 

           shall not be provided more than once in a twelve month 

           period; provided further, that notwithstanding the     

           provisions of any general or special law to the        

           contrary, the grants to families in temporary emergency

           shelter shall be reduced by the portion of the cash    

           payment made under the employment support program, if  .


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           any, which is attributable to shelter, heat and        

           utilities; provided further, that the department may   

           provide assistance to certain applicants or recipients 

           of the employment support program for the purpose of   

           permanently relocating outside of Massachusetts,       

           pursuant to department regulations; provided further,  

           that in promulgating, amending, or rescinding          

           regulations to implement a program of day care services

           under section fourteen of said chapter one hundred and 

           eighteen, the department shall consider the amounts    

           available under this appropriation so as not to exceed 

           the limits thereof; provided further, that payments for

           day care services under said section fourteen shall be 

           authorized for families in which a parent, or parents, 

           are working and need day care services to continue     

           working, and would be eligible under the provisions of 

           section thirteen of said chapter one hundred and       

           eighteen, but who do not meet any of the categorical   

           requirements of clauses (a) through (f) of said section

           thirteen; provided further, that in addition to such   

           families, the department, subject to appropriation, may

           provide payment to other low-income families which meet

           the eligibility requirements of the so-called "income  

           eligible" day care program provided by the department  

           of social services; provided further, that the         

           department shall give priority within the              

           income-eligible group to those families which had      

           received so-called "transitional day care" after losing

           eligibility for public assistance, and which are no    

           longer eligible for transitional day care but need day 

           care in order to continue working; provided further,   

           that the department shall allocate rate increases for  

           family-based and center-based day care providers       

           according to a plan developed by the executive office  

           of health and human services; provided further, that   

           the department shall expend not less than one million  

           dollars for family planning services; provided further,

           that the department is authorized to promulgate        

           emergency regulations under chapter thirty A, if       

           necessary, to avoid expending funds in excess of the   

           appropriation; provided further, that the department   

           may enter into an interagency agreement for the        

           purposes of allocating funds to the Massachusetts      

           refugee resettlement program for certain individuals   

           who otherwise would have been eligible to receive      

           benefits under the aid to families with dependent      

           children program or employment support program; and    

           provided further, that nothwithstanding the provisions 

           of any general or special law or regulation to the     

           contrary, those individuals eligible for benefits      

           through the Massachusetts refugee resettlement program 

           shall not be eligible for benefits under chapters one  

           hundred and seventeen A and one hundred and eighteen   

           for a twelve month period from the date of their entry 

           into the United States                                 



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 STATE SUPPLEMENT TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME FOR AGED AND

 DISABLED                                                         

 4405-2000 For the state supplement to the supplemental security     187,754,000   182,696,583

           income program for the aged and disabled; provided,    

           that the expenses of special grant recipients residing 

           in rest homes, as provided in section seven A of       

           chapter one hundred and eighteen A of the General Laws,

           may be paid from this item; and provided further, that 

           the expenses of a program to assist recipients of      

           emergency aid to the elderly, disabled and children in 

           becoming eligible for said supplemental security income

           program may be paid from this item                     





 HOMELESS ASSISTANCE                                              

 4406-3000 For homelessness services to assist individuals who are    25,399,229    25,399,229

           homeless or in danger of becoming homeless, including  

           assistance to organizations which provide food,        

           shelter, housing search, and limited related services  

           to the homeless and indigent; provided, that the       

           department may allocate funds to other agencies for the

           purposes of this program; and provided further, that   

           all health care costs for the homeless program shall be

           paid from this item                                    





 EMERGENCY AID TO THE ELDERLY, DISABLED AND CHILDREN              

 4408-1000 For a program of cash assistance to certain residents     124,344,054    95,335,360

           of the commonwealth who are found by the department of 

           transitional assistance to be eligible for aid under   

           the emergency aid to the elderly, disabled, and        

           children program, pursuant to chapter one hundred and  

           seventeen A of the General Laws and regulations        

           promulgated by said department and subject to the      

           limitations of appropriation therefor; provided, that  

           the payment standard shall equal the payment standard  

           in effect under the emergency aid to the elderly,      

           disabled, and children program in fiscal year nineteen 

           hundred and ninety-five; provided further, that said   

           program may include a program of medical benefits;     

           provided further, that said program shall include      

           services provided in public detoxification and         

           outpatient substance abuse treatment centers; provided 

           further, that a thirty-five dollar rent allowance, to  

           the extent determined by the department to be possible 

           within the appropriation, shall be paid to all         

           households incurring a rent or mortgage expense and not

           residing in public housing or subsidized housing;      

           provided further, that the department may provide      

           benefits to persons aged sixty-five or older who are   

           eligible for, and have applied for benefits under      

           chapter one hundred and eighteen A of the General Laws,

           to persons who suffer from a medically determinable    

           impairment or combination of impairments which is      

           expected to last for a period as determined by         

           department regulations and which substantially reduces 

           or eliminates the individual's capacity to support     

           himself or herself, and which has been verified by a   

           competent authority, to certain persons caring for a   .


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           disabled person, to otherwise eligible participants in 

           the vocational rehabilitation program of the           

           Massachusetts rehabilitation commission, provided that 

           an individual who has been eligible under this         

           provision for twelve months must establish categorical 

           eligibility under another provision in order to        

           continue receiving benefits, and to certain dependent  

           children, parents, or other caretakers of dependent    

           children who are ineligible for benefits under chapter 

           one hundred and eighteen of the General Laws and as    

           defined by department regulations; provided further,   

           that no ex-offender, person over age forty-five without

           a prior work history, student, or person in a          

           residential treatment facility shall be eligible for   

           benefits under this program unless said person         

           otherwise meets the eligibility criteria described     

           herein and defined by regulations of the department;   

           provided further, that any person incarcerated in a    

           correctional institution shall not be eligible for     

           benefits under this program; provided further, that    

           benefits under this program shall be provided only to  

           residents who are citizens of the United States or     

           aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence or    

           otherwise permanently residing in the United States    

           under color of law and shall not be provided to illegal

           or undocumented aliens; provided further, that no funds

           shall be expended from this item for the payment of    

           expenses associated with any medical review team, other

           disability screening process, or costs associated with 

           verifying disability for this program; provided        

           further, that the department shall take into account   

           the amounts available to it for expenditure by this    

           item so as not to exceed the appropriation; provided   

           further, that notwithstanding the provisions of any    

           general or special law to the contrary, including this 

           item, before implementing any eligibility or benefit   

           changes, or both to the program, the commissioner and  

           the secretary of health and human services shall file  

           with the house and senate committees on ways and means 

           and with the clerks of the house of representatives and

           the senate a determination that available              

           appropriations for said program will be insufficient to

           meet projected expenses and a report setting forth such

           proposed changes; and provided further, that the       

           department is authorized to promulgate emergency       

           regulations pursuant to chapter thirty A of the General

           Laws to implement these eligibility or benefit changes 

           or both, including the payment standard, medical       

           benefits, and any other benefits under this program, so

           as not to exceed the appropriation                     





 Budgetary Retained Revenues                  





 CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS                                           

 4403-2013 The department of transitional assistance may expend an    70,000,000    70,000,000

           amount not to exceed seventy million dollars accrued   

           from the child support payments collected pursuant to  

           Title IV-D of the Social Security Act, for the purposes.


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           of the employment support program                      





 SSA REIMBURSEMENT FOR SSI STATE SUPPLEMENT PAYMENTS              

 4405-2001 For the state supplement to the supplemental security                     9,500,000

           income program for the aged and disabled; provided,    

           that the department of transitional assistance may     

           expend an amount not to exceed nine million five       

           hundred thousand dollars received from the Social      

           Security Administration during fiscal year nineteen    

           hundred and ninety-six through the interim assistance  

           agreement                                              





 SSA REIMBURSEMENT FOR EAEDC PAYMENTS TO RETROACTIVE SSI CLIENTS  

 4408-1001 For payments under the program of emergency aid to the                   14,500,000

           elderly, disabled, and children; provided, that the    

           department of transitional assistance may expend an    

           amount not to exceed fourteen million five hundred     

           thousand dollars received from the Social Security     

           Administration during fiscal year nineteen hundred and 

           ninety-six through the interim assistance agreement    





 Federal Grant Spending                       





 EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING PROGRAM                                  

 4407-9002 For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled,     17,896,708    17,896,708

           Employment and Training Program                        





 TRANSITIONAL HOUSING DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM                       

 4407-9057                                                               644,750              





 AT-RISK DAY CARE                                                 

 4407-9070 For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled,      7,985,706     6,239,983

           At-Risk Day Care                                       





 PARENT'S FAIR SHARE - TITLE IV-F                                 

 4407-9072 For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled,        404,793       370,994

           Parent's Fair Share - Title IV-F                       





 PARENT'S FAIR SHARE - TITLE IV-D                                 

 4407-9073 For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled,         96,740        91,557

           Parent's Fair Share - Title IV-D                       





 ENSURING SUCCESS FOR TEEN PARENTS                                

 4407-9080                                                                58,383              





 Trust & Other Spending                       



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 4407-9074                                                                90,000        90,000




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