The Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) assists and empowers low-income individuals and families to meet their basic needs, improve their quality of life, and achieve long-term economic self-sufficiency. The DTA ensures that the emergency and transitional needs of individuals and families are met through a combination of federal- and state-funded programs.
The DTA administers the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly the Food Stamps Program. Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC) provides cash assistance to families with children and pregnant women in the last 120 days of pregnancy, with little to no assets or income. The DTA also provides cash assistance to low-income families under the Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) Program. Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled and Children (EAEDC) provides cash assistance to those in need to stabilize their lives. Recipients must meet certain eligibility criteria.
Agency: Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA)
Languages Offered: English, Spanish
Program Fees: None.
Eligibility: Low income, disabled, or with dependent children.Area(s) Served: