Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA)

Department of Transitional Assistance

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.
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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.

Recent news & announcements


Commissioner McCue delivered his FY19 budget testimony on March 12, 2018 

3/16/2018 Department of Transitional Assistance

Commissioner Jeff McCue delivered DTA's fiscal year 2019 budget recommendations to the Joint Committee on Ways and Means at their second EOHHS public hearing on March 12, 2018 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.


SNAP Replacement Benefits due to the Storm 

3/05/2018 Department of Transitional Assistance

Did you recently lose food due to a power outage from the recent storm? You may be eligible for replacement SNAP benefits.

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