About the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA)

Learn more about DTA, including rules, regulations and other resources.

DTA serves one in seven residents of the Commonwealth with direct economic assistance (cash benefits) and food assistance (SNAP benefits), as well as workforce training opportunities.

Those served by the Department include children, elders, and people with disabilities. Many of those who receive benefits from the Department work.

Mission: DTA assists and empowers low-income individuals and families to meet their basic needs, improve their quality of life, and achieve long term economic self-sufficiency.


What you need to know

Contact Information


The DTA Assistance Line is open from 8:15 A.M. to 4:45 P.M.


DTA Document Processing Center (617) 887-8765


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