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What other benefits do TAFDC recipients get?


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

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You are also eligible for education and training services and payment for HiSET (high school equivalency) testing under the Pathways to Work Program and for child care if you are working or in an approved education, training or job search program. You may be eligible for transportation assistance. See links below


After your TAFDC case closes you may be eligible for subsidized child care, see Who is eligible for child care through DTA?, and for a temporary cash stipend, see Can you get Transitional cash benefits after you leave TAFDC?

Homeless families and pregnant women may also be eligible for emergency shelter through the Department of Housing and Community Development. Apply by calling 866-584-0653 or at your local DTA office if it is open. See Find Emergency Family Shelter.


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