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 six residents of the Commonwealth with direct economic assistance (cash benefits) and food assistance (SNAP benefits), as well as workforce training opportunities.
Key Information about DTA
Who we serve
The Department of Transitional Assistance provides benefits to 1 out of every 6 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.