Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA)

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

Contact Us

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Phone

DTA Assistance Line (877) 382-2363

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

Fax

DTA Document Processing Center (617) 887-8765

Who we serve

DTA provides benefits to 1 out of every 8 people in Massachusetts. Those served by DTA include children, elders, and people with disabilities. Many of those who receive benefits from DTA work.

For more information regarding the Federal Department of Homeland Security’s proposed rule regarding “public charge,” please visit this page.

Recent news & announcements from Department of Transitional Assistance

Press Release

Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance Receives Excellence In Technology Award For DTA Connect Web Portal 

9/12/2018 Department of Transitional Assistance

DTA Connect web portal delivers streamlined self-service features for clients

Press Release

Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance Receives Federal Bonus for Strong Performance in Program Accuracy and Quality Control in Administering the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program  

7/02/2018 Department of Transitional Assistance

United States Department of Agriculture Awards Bonus to DTA Three Years Running

Upcoming Events from Department of Transitional Assistance

Locations of Department of Transitional Assistance

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