Thousands of people with disabilities turn to DTA for help each year. Often, their disabilities can make it harder to get or keep the benefits they need and qualify for.
Do you have clients who have trouble applying for benefits or completing a cash reevaluation or SNAP recertification because…
As part of the Accommodation Assessment Process, clients may be referred to Client Assistance Coordinators (CAC).
This Online Guide Transmittal provides DTA staff with a link to a list of current CACs.
Harper, et al. v. Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) was a class action lawsuit brought by disabled clients alleging that the Department violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to provide disabled clients with equal access to Department benefits. The…
This OCR flier in English and 8 other languages discusses the ADA accommodation obligations of DTA for clients seeking DTA services.
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Attached are papers from the Harper v. DTA litigation, including:
Appendices to the settlement agreement
Summary of Settlement Notice
Harper v. DTA. Harper v. DTA is a federal civil rights case brought against…
This pamphlet, adapted from National Center for Law and Economic Justice materials, discusses the legal obligation to make agency websites accessible to people with disabilities, to make any online application forms and process accessible, to modify agency policies and practices when necessary to…
No pets allowed in EA hotel or motel rooms, except as reasonable accommodation for a disability.Please note that the other part of this update, concerning EA recoupment, is obsolete as the policy was invalidated by a court decision (Patterson v. DTA).
MLRI analysis of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act in comparison with the Massachusetts welfare reform law. The memo examines the implications for TANF reauthorization as well. March 2002