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

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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