An Advocate's Guide to the Massachusetts Welfare Rules for Families
By Deborah Harris and Betsy Gwin, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, January 2024 Edition
As described by MCLE:
Using a simple question-and-answer format, this handbook guides advocates through the maze of TAFDC rules and…
The Department will issue a nonrecurring clothing allowance to eligible TAFDC clients under the age of 19 for September 2018. This year the Legislature raised the amount of this benefit to $350 per eligible TAFDC client.
A payment of $350 (separate from the semi-monthly payment) will be…
Good news for families participating in the Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC) program! For the month of September, the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) is once again increasing the income eligibility limits and payment standards for…
FYIsFuel Assistance 2014-2015
The Fuel Assistance Program begins accepting applications for fuel assistance on November 1, 2014.
TAOs will receive a supply of Fuel Assistance brochures in October for clients who are interested in
applying for fuel assistance and in knowing how the…
Overview: The Department will issue a nonrecurring clothing allowance of $150 pereligible TAFDC client under the age of 19 for September 2014.
Purpose of Memo: This Operations Memo advises DTA staff about:
who is eligible;
payment dates; and
The Department will issue a nonrecurring clothing allowance of $150 per eligible TAFDC client under the age of 19 for September 2013.
Purpose of Memo
This Operations Memo advises DTA staff about the clothing allowance:
who is eligible;
amounts for the payments;
When authorizing a Relocation Benefit payment(s) to a vendor(s) on behalf of a client, case managers are reminded to only accept a “Sold To” billing invoice when the billing invoice identifies the client as the customer. The “Sold To” billing invoice verifies that the client…
The regulations at 106 CMR 705.350 provide for a relocation benefit to certain TAFDC families and EAEDC caretaker family households currently in shelters or teen living programs. The relocation benefit will help defray certain expenses that would prevent clients from securing permanent housing.The…
The Department will issue a nonrecurring clothing allowance of $150 per eligible TAFDC client under the age of 19 for September 2011. This Operations Memo is being reissued to correct dates found on page 3.Obsoletes Ops Memo 2011-40.
We just learned from DTA that the full $150/child clothing allowance will be paid in September 2011.Thanks to your advocacy, the Legislature and the Governor prioritized restoration of the clothing allowance if revenues improved. There has in fact been an increase in revenues over projections and…
OverviewThe Department will issue a nonrecurring clothing allowance for September 2010 of $150 per eligible TAFDC client under the age of 19.
Who is EligibleAll TAFDC clients under age 19 who are active on September 1, 2010 or TAFDC-eligible during the month of September 2010 are eligible for a…
The Department will issue a nonrecurring clothing allowance for September 2009 of $150 per eligible TAFDC client under the age of 19.
Who is Eligible:
All TAFDC clients under age 19 who are active on September 1, 2009 or TAFDC-eligible during the month of September 2009 are eligible for a…
Please remember that TAFDC or EAEDC families, as well as teen parents, may be eligible for up to $1,000 in Relocation Benefitsfor securing permanent housing if the family has been in temporary shelter for 60 days or more. Examples of clients who meet the requirements specified in 106CMR…
Orientation incentive payments for parents not on TAFDC grant, including due to immigration status; every parent eligible for orientation incentive payment, including each parent in two parent family and teen parents who are dependents on their parents' grants;
Relocation benefits: eligibility by type of shelter, eligibility by type of housing being moved into, and what the benefits can be used to pay for; TAFDC and Food Stamp eligibility when the adult is an eligible alien but the child is an ineligible alien.
TAFDC: grandmother does not need guardianship to establish relationship even if not on the grant; TAFDC and FS: severance pay is nonrecurring lump sum payment; TAFDC: recipients in domestic violence shelters are eligible for relocation benefits.