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What is income?


DTA made a number of changes and suspended a number of rules during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Guide notes in red when a rule was suspended during the pandemic.

Produced by Deborah Harris and Betsy Gwin, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Reviewed December 2022

In general, income is money that “comes in.” 106 C.M.R. § 704.100.

An asset is money or property you already have. TAFDC does not count assets effective July 1, 2021. See Does TAFDC count assets?

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