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.

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