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Eligibility and Benefits at a Glance

Eligibility and Benefits At-A-Glance
for Families with Children

February, 2006

 

 

TAFDC1

Public Housing

TAFDC

Private Housing

Food Stamps2

EA

Mass Health3

Maximum Income Tests

 

 

 

Gross

Income

 

Maximum

Grant

 

Gross Income

 

Maximum

Grant

 

Gross Income (for some HHs)

 

Maximum F.S. Benefit

 

Gross Income

 

Just children, through age 18

 

Parents of children

 

Preg. women, kids under 19

 

1

 

$717

 

$388

 

$791

 

$428

 

$1,037

 

$152

 

$1,061

 

$1,197

 

$1,061

 

$1,595

 

2

 

$908

 

$491

 

$982

 

$531

 

$1,390

 

$278

 

$1,430

 

$1,604

 

$1,422

 

$2,139

 

3

 

$1,097

 

$593

 

$1,171

 

$633

 

$1,744

 

$399

 

$1,798

 

$2,012

 

$1,784

 

$2,682

 

4

 

$1,278

 

$691

 

$1,352

 

$731

 

$2,097

 

$506

 

$2,167

 

$2,419

 

$2,145

 

$3,225

 

5

 

$1,465

 

$792

 

$1,539

 

$832

 

$2,450

 

$601

 

$2,535

 

$2,827

 

$2,506

 

$3,769

 

1 All TAFDC amounts listed above apply to “exempt” families not subject to the 24 month time limit. Grants for families subject to the time limit are $10 to $25 a month lower depending on family size.

2 There is no gross income test for families with children under 18, elder/disabled households or pregnant women households. Special net income rules also apply to elder/disabled households.

3 Mass Health income test varies by family member, age of child, pregnancy. For example, a family of 3 with monthly income of $1,800 would get MassHealth coverage for kids, but no coverage for parents. For pregnant woman, include unborn child in determining family size. People with disabilities are eligible at higher income levels than those shown.

Produced by Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Last Updated February, 2008

These are charts that show how much income you can have and still get benefits, and the maximum amount of benefits that you can get.

Produced by Michelle
Last Updated February, 2008

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