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. § 703.151. See DTA Field Operations Memo 2003-20 (Aug. 18, 2003).
- Strikers are not barred from MassHealth or EAEDC.
- Many strikers are eligible for SNAP (food stamps). See https://www.masslegalservices.org/FoodStampSNAPAdvocacyGuide.
- 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. If the TAFDC striker rule is a problem for you, email [email protected] for more information.