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

Federal Extra COVID SNAP Benefits to End

Last extra COVID SNAP benefit is 3/02 due to federal action.

Visit Mass.gov/ExtraCOVIDSNAP to learn how you can get the most out of your SNAP and save some of it to help after March 2.

Reminder: Unused SNAP benefits roll over each month. Change the PIN on your EBT card regularly to protect your benefits. Never provide your personal information, EBT card number, or PIN to unidentified callers or in a link provided via text or email.

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Key Information about DTA

Contact Us


DTA Assistance Line (877) 382-2363

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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Who we serve

The Department of Transitional Assistance provides benefits to 1 out of every 7 people in Massachusetts. Those served by the Department include children, older adults, and people with disabilities. Many of those who receive benefits from the Department work.


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Recent news & announcements

Press Release

Federal Extra Pandemic SNAP Benefits to End as of February 2023 

1/06/2023 Department of Transitional Assistance

State launches public awareness campaign, including a website to help residents connect with other resources

Press Release

A partir de febrero de 2023 finalizan los beneficios federales extra del SNAP por la pandemia 

1/18/2023 Department of Transitional Assistance

El Estado lanza una campaña de concientización, que incluye un sitio web para ayudar a los residentes a conectarse con otros recursos.

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