Last Updated on October 10, 2023 by Lori Pace
The Massachusetts TAFDC provides temporary cash assistance to families with minor children that have an income not exceeding 85% of the State Median Income and pregnant women with no assets or income. Those pregnant that are due in less than 4 months may apply for assistance.
Massachusetts requires all work-eligible recipients to participate in the Employment Services Program (ESP) for a specific number of hours a week. ESP provides a variety of education, skills training, and employment opportunities. They aim to lead families under the program to become self-sufficient.
FAQ’s about TAFDC in Massachusetts
How much does welfare pay in Massachusetts?
The benefits you receive from TANF largely depend on your family’s income and size. A family of three with little or no income receives monthly $652 for 24 months. Exceptions for the time limit are available to seniors, disabled people, and minor children.
What are the qualifications for welfare in Massachusetts?
- Residing in Massachusetts
- U.S. national, citizen, legal alien or permanent resident
- Meet income and asset limits
- Responsible for minor children.
Application for TAFDC is through contacting the local Transitional Assistance Office in your county.
Call the Application Information Hotline at 1-800-249-2007 to learn which office to contact
- Massachusetts, the first state to raise their benefits as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic.