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Overview of the TAFDC Program, Massachusetts' Cash Assistance Program for Families (12/9)

12/09/2021 - 9:30am to 4:00pm
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This training is for legal services advocates, lawyers in private practice, social and health services workers, and community activists who want to learn about TAFDC (Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children)—the cash assistance program for families. The training provides an overview of program rules and eligibility, as well as information about recent policy and practice changes. The training will also cover applying for and keeping TAFDC benefits, and protections for specific populations including people with disabilities, people dealing with domestic violence, and people with limited English proficiency. In the afternoon, there will be sessions on child care and non-citizen eligibility/public charge.

Materials will include PowerPoints and other resources. If the rules are no longer in flux because of COVID-19, we will also provide an updated TAFDC Advocacy Guide: An Advocate’s Guide to the Massachusetts Welfare Rules for Families. The December 2019 edition is available free at


•Legal Services Attorneys and Non Lawyer Advocates ....$35
•All Others ....$125


  • Deborah Harris, Esq., Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston; 
  • Lisa Bradley, Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston; 
  • Lizbeth A. Ginsburg, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston; 
  • Sarah R. Levy, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston; 
  • Naomi A. Meyer, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston

For more information or to register, go to MCLE's website,  Note: When registering on MCLE website, be sure to select your program fee "category" in the drop down menu. Click "Update" for adjusted course fee.