Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency Notice

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COVID-19 and DTA Benefits

Reviewed March 24, 2020

The Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) offices are closed to in-person visits

In-person appointments

As a result of COVID-19  DTA local offices will be closed to in-person visits until further notice.

But they are committed to serving you over the phone and online.

You can still conduct business with DTA :

Apply for SNAP

  • online
  • fax:
    DTA Document Processing Center
    (617) 887-8765
  • mail:
    DTA Document Processing Center
    P.O. Box 4406
    Taunton, MA 02780 or
  • through a SNAP Outreach Provider Call:
    Project Bread (800) 645-8333
    The Food Bank of Western MA (413) 247-9738
    The Greater Boston Food Bank (617)427-5200, or
    Other MA SNAP outreach partners:
  • DTA is not taking in-person SNAP applications.

Apply for TAFDC or EAEDC cash assistance

You cannot apply for cash assistance in person.

EBT Cards

If you need a new or replacement EBT card, use the automated DTA Assistance Line (877) 382-2363. 

Your nearest Transitional Assistance Office will mail you a replacement card.

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