An Advocate's Guide to the Massachusetts Welfare Rules for Families
By Deborah Harris and Betsy Gwin, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, December 2023 Edition
As described by MCLE:
Using a simple question-and-answer format, this handbook guides advocates through the maze of TAFDC rules and…
Due to the current fiscal crisis, certain individuals who are ineligible for TAFDC because of receipt of SSI, who have a legal obligation to support their dependent children or spouse, will have their income (excluding the first $100 of income) count in determining eligibility. This change is…
Due to the current fiscal crisis, certain individuals who are ineligible for
TAFDC due to receipt of SSI who have a legal obligation to support their
dependent children or spouse will have their income (excluding the first $100
of income) count in determining eligibility. This change is effective…
This memo informs TAO staff that beginning February 12, 2007, the Resource Team at the Springfield Liberty and Worcester TAOs will offer FREE assistance to selected TAFDC and EAEDC recipients in their areas in applying on-line for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits.
Effective with BEACON Increment 2.1.20, TAFDC Assessed Persons (APs) who are approved for and begin receiving SSI will be automatically closed. This will prevent double payments (TAFDC and SSI State Supplement) for both adults and children.
State Department of Transitional Assistance and Commission for the Blind
Information on 2005 SSI Special Benefits, which are benefits paid by the state to SSI recipients for disaster relief, funeral expenses, and moving expenses in some circumstances.
State Assistance for Special Needs
State Department of Transitional Assistance and Commission for the…
TAFDC for SSI recipients on zero SSI grants; Transitional child care not available where children still receive TAFDC; EA 12 month rule exceptions; child care during TAFDC recipient's maternity leave from employ,ent.
TAFDC: child support for child on SSI not countable; TAFDC: disability exemption request counts as first request if first in 5 year clock cycle; EA: no school requirement, eligibility for pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy.