Can I get TAFDC?
The rules for getting TAFDC are complicated. In general, you must have little or no income. You must live in Massachusetts and be a parent living with your child, or be living with and taking care of a child you are related to, like your niece or grandchild or be at least 5 months pregnant.
Other important rules include:
- You must be a US citizen or eligible noncitizen. If you cannot get TAFDC because of your immigration status, your children still might be able to.
- If both parents live at home, one of you must be disabled or unemployed.
- Work rules, school attendance rules and immunization rules apply to some families.
- You must meet DTA’s financial rules.
For more details about getting TAFDC in the Income and Benefits section of MassLegalHelp.org, see General Eligibility Rules of the TAFDC Advocacy Guide.