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Children's Clothing Allowance Fall 2019 Update


The TAFDC (welfare) clothing allowance this fall is $350 per child.

  • The Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) will deposit $350 on or close to August 30 for every child receiving TAFDC on August 30.

You can apply for TAFDC in September and get the clothing allowance plus a regular grant.

  • TAFDC eligibility limits go up for the month of September so you may qualify in September even if you were not eligible before.
  • Working families who get TAFDC are eligible for a child care subsidy even if they do not stay on TAFDC.

6,000 children who were barred before because of the family cap are now eligible for the clothing allowance!

For more information, please contact: Deborah Harris, Mass. Law Reform Institute,, 617-357- 0700 x 313, or Naomi Meyer, Greater Boston Legal Services,, 617-603-1621.

Flyer on the TAFDC Clothing Allowance is attached.

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