Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA)

Filed Under: Administrative Issues, Disability, Domestic Violence, Emergency Assistance, Employment, Food, Fuel Assistance, Veterans

The Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) assists and empowers low-income individuals and families to meet their basic needs, improve their quality of life, and achieve long-term economic self-sufficiency. DTA serves one in eight residents of the Commonwealth with direct economic assistance (cash benefits) and food assistance (SNAP benefits), as well as workforce training opportunities

In addition to food and cash benefits, DTA offers other services to help you meet your basic needs and achieve economic mobility.

Services include:

Service hours

DTA Assistance Line: Mon. - Fri. 8:15am - 4:45pm

Other Locations

You can find locations at


While every effort is made to provide current and accurate information for the agency descriptions and hours of operation, it is recommended to call the agency to verify the information before visiting.

Last updated July 27, 2021


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