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Eligibility and Benefits At-a-Glance: DTA-Administered Benefits for Families and Children

Last Updated January 22, 2015

TAFDC, SNAP/Food Stamps and Emergency Assistance At-A-Glance for Families with Children


Family Size
TAFDC Living in
Subsidized Housing
TAFDC Living in
Private Housing
SNAP/Food Stamps
Emergency
Assistance
(Shelter)
 
Monthly Gross
Income limit
Maximum
Grant per Month
Monthly Gross
Income limit
Maximum
Grant per month
Monthly Gross
Income limit
Max F.S.
Benefit per month
Monthly Gross
Income Limit
1
$699.30
$378
$773.30
$418
$1,945
$189
$1,118
2
$884.30
$478
$958.30
$518
$2,622
$347
$1,507
3
$1,069.30
$578
$1,143.30
$618
$3,298
$497
 
$1,897
4
$1,245.05
$673
$1,319.05
$713
$3,975
$632
$2,286
5
$1,428.20
$772
$1,502.20
$812
$4,652
$750
$2,675

Numbers are higher for larger families. Numbers are also higher for "exempt" households, for income limits and maximum grants.

Families with Children can also be eligible for MassHealth.

Some adults and children with disabilities can get SSI.

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