Economic assistance (cash benefits)

TAFDC and EAEDC are economic assistance (cash benefit) programs that help individuals and families explore opportunities, improve their finances, and reach their goals.

Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC) and Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled and Children (EAEDC) are administered through the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA).

These benefits include:

• Case management to help you reach your goals
• Monthly cash payments to help you pay for
necessities like housing, utilities, and clothing
• Health insurance
• Education, training and employment

MassHealth Coverage

Approved for cash benefits? You automatically get MassHealth, too! Click here to learn more.


Special Accomodations

Do you have a disability and need additional help? This could be mental, physical, sensory, learning, intellectual, cognitive or developmental. DTA may be able to give you extra help or adjust a rule. Click here for more

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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