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. Apply for DTA benefits online or visit / call one of the local DTA offices below.
• Dial 211 or call 1-877-211-6277 (Available 24/7)
• 508-370-4890 (TeleTYpe)
• Search online at www.helpsteps.com
To receive SNAP, you must be low income and be a U.S. citizen or legal noncitizen (restrictions apply). Eligibility for SNAP benefits depends on financial and nonfinancial criteria. Apply for SNAP online now or call the DTA Assistance line at 877-382-2363, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
If you need help making ends meet, you can apply for Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC), or Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled, and Children (EAEDC). Apply for economic assistance online now or call the DTA Assistance line at 877-382-2363, 8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.