TAFDC benefits are deposited twice a month directly to your bank account or electronic benefits transfer (EBT) account. See What are the rules about what you can buy? The date of the deposit depends on the last digit of your Social Security number. You get half of the monthly grant at a time. 106 C.M.R. § 706.400. The day of the first deposit in the month is the beginning of your cyclical month. The cyclical month ends the day before the first deposit in the following month would be due.
Timetable for Deposit of Cash Benefits
|Last Digit of Social Security Number||Day of the Month|
|First Deposit||Second Deposit|
|Benefits due on Sunday are deposited on Saturday. Benefits due on a holiday are deposited the day before the holiday. Unless it is a leap year, the second February benefit deposit for Social Security numbers ending in 9 is deposited on the 28th.|
- The day of the first deposit in the month is the start of the cyclical month. DTA uses the cyclical month (not the calendar month) to calculate benefits.