Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA)

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.

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 from Department of Transitional Assistance

Press Release

Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance Receives Federal Bonus for Strong Performance in Program Accuracy and Quality Control in Administering the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program  

7/02/2018 Department of Transitional Assistance

United States Department of Agriculture Awards Bonus to DTA Three Years Running

News

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.

Upcoming Events from Department of Transitional Assistance

Locations of Department of Transitional Assistance

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