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What if you are on strike?

Produced by Deborah Harris, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Reviewed December 2017

DTA rules deny TAFDC benefits to the entire family if the parent is on strike. If the striker is not a parent, then the other members of the family are eligible. 106 C.M.R. § 203.920. See F.O. Memo 2003-20 (Aug. 18, 2003).

Advocacy Reminders

  • Strikers are not barred from MassHealth or EAEDC and may be eligible for SNAP (food stamps).
  • Denying TAFDC to families where the parent is on strike may be illegal. The DTA rules denying benefits to strikers are not based on a statute.

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