47. How long will your extension last?

Extensions are approved for a maximum of three months. 106 C.M.R. ยง 703.130(B); Appendix E (DTA Online Guide)
If your extension is approved, you should get a letter saying when your extension will end. You can ask for another extension before the extension ends.


Advocacy Reminders

  • DTA may say you have to use the extension to find a full-time job. If that is not practical for you, contact your local legal services program, Appendix D.
  • Because of a court order, DTA must allow the same income deductions for families applying for or receiving an extension as DTA allows for other families. See Questions 73, 74, 75.