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Income and Benefits

Produced by Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Reviewed July 2018

This section is about benefits that people can get from the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA).

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Every year, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute presents a series of trainings about benefits programs.  To learn more about these trainings, look in the Advocacy Guides and Trainings section.

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Cash Assistance Programs Information about EAEDC, TAFDC, SSI, and Veterans' Services at

Food Pantries and Food Banks Call Project Bread's Food Source Hotline, 1-800-645-8333

Food-related Benefits Programs

Information at about how to get SNAP/Food Stamps, WIC and other programs that can help you get food.

2013 Income limits and benefit amounts


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