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61. What are the EAEDC "living arrangements" and maximum grant amounts?

EAEDC has different "living arrangements" that set the maximum EAEDC benefit for each situation. 106 C.M.R. § 704.410 and 106 C.M.R. § 704.420. The living arrangements vary based on:

  • Where you live,
  • Who you live with, and
  • If you have any shelter costs.

The following chart details the seven groups. The last three groups are for persons in institutionalized settings.

Group

Who

Household Size

Maximum Grant

A

Recipients with shelter costs who are not living with spouses seeking EAEDC or children receiving TAFDC

 

1

2

3

Each add'l

$303.70

 395.10

 486.60

  91.60

B

Recipients living with a family with children that receives TAFDC and a legal obligation to support exists between family members

 

1

2

Each add'l

$ 91.60

 183.20

  91.60

D

Recipients who are homeless or have no shelter costs

 

1

2

Each add'l

$ 92.80

 184.40

   91.60


 

H

Spouses living together where both are seeking EAEDC, or an elder or disabled EAEDC recipient who gets TAFDC for a relative child (niece, nephew, grandkid).

 

1

2

Each add'l

$202.50

 263.40

   61.10

C

Recipients living in a halfway house, nursing home, public psychiatric facility, chronic hospital or other institutionalized setting eligible for a "personal needs allowance" or PNA
 

1

PNA-$72.80

E

Personal Needs Allowance for recipients living in licensed rest homes (See Question 63)
 

1

PNA-$72.80

F

Recipients living in therapeutic community centers
 

1

$196.00



See also Appendix F in this Guide listing the full grant budget amounts.

DTA Policy Guidance:

DTA Online Guide: EAEDC > Financial Requirements > Living Arrangement > Living Arrangement
 


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