DTA Legal Notice(s)

Following is a list of legal notice(s), by date of publication, about proposed Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) regulations. Access a link to view the corresponding legal notice and proposed regulations. All persons desiring to submit data, views, or arguments about proposed regulations may do so in writing by the date indicated on the notice. Refer to the legal notice for the mailing address for submitting comments, or submit them by e-mail at DTA.PolicyUnit@MassMail.State.MA.US The date published is the date the notice appeared in the newspaper and marks the beginning of the 21-day public-comment period.

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Published December 26, 2014

The Department proposes to amend its regulations under the authority of M.G.L. c. 18, s. 10 and pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, s. 3.  The Department describes the substance of the proposed actions as amendments to regulations found at 106 CMR 203;106 CMR 204;106 CMR 207; 106 CMR 208; 106 CMR 321; 106 CMR 701; 106 CMR 702; 106 CMR 706.

The recently enacted legislation of Chapter 158 of the Acts of 2014 require changes to the Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children program. These changes include:

  • mandating job search for applicants and participation in the Pathways to Self Sufficiency Program;
  • aligning state disability standards to more closely match federal (SSI) standards;
  • changing work program and time limit exemptions; and
  • raising the fair market value exemption for a motor vehicle.

The comment period for these proposed regulations is 12/26/2014 thru 01/26/2015.


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