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The 2021 TAFDC Advocacy Guide


ALERT: The 2021 TAFDC Advocacy Guide flags rules that do not apply during the pandemic. The COVID-19 & DTA benefits page: may have further information.

An Advocate's Guide to the Massachusetts Welfare Rules for Families

By Deborah Harris, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, December 2021 Edition

As described by MCLE:

Using a simple question-and-answer format, this handbook guides advocates through the maze of TAFDC rules and regulations that govern the requirements for eligibility, benefits, applications, and proofs. Special advocacy reminders and citations to sources provide technical and legal information about the state's welfare programs for families.

Download a PDF of the December 2021 Guide (Updated March 2022) (free)

Purchase a bound copy the December 2019 Guide from MCLE ($12.95)

Read the December 2021 Guide Online (with live links to the documents referenced in the Guide) 


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