Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA)

The Department of Transitional Assistance (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. 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.

Online

DTA Office Locator DTA Office Locator 

Fax

DTA Document Processing Center (617) 887-8765

Who we serve

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

 

Featured Topics for Department of Transitional Assistance

Recent news & announcements from Department of Transitional Assistance

Press Release

First Lady Lauren Baker Joins Mass Cultural Council and Department of Transitional Assistance to Highlight Card to Culture Program at Boston Children’s Museum 

2/27/2019 Department of Transitional Assistance

Program opens the doors to arts and cultural experiences by offering discounted admissions to low income children and families

Upcoming Events from Department of Transitional Assistance

  • Brockton Advisory Board Meeting - March 26, 2019 

    60 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301
    Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
    Meeting of the Brockton Advisory Board Meeting to be held on March 26, 2019.
  • Resources for Veterans 

    17 Court Street, Boston, MA 02108
    Wednesday, April 3, 2019
    9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    Located at the New England Center and Home for Veterans, this event is for veterans, VSOs, organizations that serve veterans and anti-hunger organizations in the Greater Boston Area.

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