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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 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

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

ALDI Joins Massachusetts’ SNAP Online Purchasing Program  

12/17/2020 Department of Transitional Assistance

Residents can now use their SNAP benefits to buy food online from ALDI

Press Release

Massachusetts is First State in Nation to Gain Federal Approval to Continue Pandemic EBT through School Year 2020-2021 

12/16/2020 Department of Transitional Assistance

More than 500,000 students will resume receiving P-EBT benefits in December

Upcoming Events from Department of Transitional Assistance

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