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 seven residents of the Commonwealth with direct economic assistance (cash benefits) and food assistance (SNAP benefits), as well as workforce training opportunities.
State-funded Extra SNAP Available April - June 2023
State extra SNAP provides an offramp to federal COVID SNAP
Visit Mass.gov/ExtraCOVIDSNAP to learn about the state-funded extra SNAP benefits, how you can get the most out of your SNAP, and find other resources available.
Reminder: Unused SNAP benefits roll over each month. Change the PIN on your EBT card regularly to protect your benefits. Never provide your personal information, EBT card number, or PIN to unidentified callers or in a link provided via text or email.
Key Information about DTA
The DTA Assistance Line is open from 8:15 A.M. to 4:45 P.M.
Who we serve
The Department of Transitional Assistance provides benefits to 1 out of every 7 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.
Social media links
How to connect with DTA
Getting in touch with DTA by phone, online, or in the community.
In addition to food and cash benefits, DTA offers other services to help you meet your basic needs and achieve economic mobility.
Using Your EBT Card
Learn about different ways to use your EBT card.