Cash assistance programs in Worcester, Massachusetts give financial help to low-income families, seniors, veterans, and the disabled. These programs are for Worcester area residents who need help paying their basic living expenses.
Cash Assistance Programs
- IN WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS -
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EAEDC provides cash assistance and other benefits to low-income elders, the disabled, and children who do not qualify for other cash assistance programs. The benefits you get depend on your family size, your living situation, and your income. Use the EAEDC Eligibility Check on the MassResources.org web site to see if you might qualify for benefits.
TAFDC is a government program that gives cash assistance and other benefits to low-income families with dependent children. TAFDC is sometimes called "welfare" or "public assistance." You must have a child or be pregnant to qualify for TAFDC. Use the TAFDC Eligibility Check on the MassResources.org web site to see if you might qualify for benefits.
SSI is a need-based cash assistance program that gives help to elders age 65 or older, and adults or children who are blind or disabled. SSI is for people with limited income and resources. Use the SSI Eligibility Check on the MassResources.org web site to see if you might qualify for benefits.
Veterans' Services (VS) is a cash assistance program for Massachusetts wartime veterans and their families who need help paying for basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing, housing supplies, and medical care. VS also provides referrals to employment, education, housing, substance abuse treatment, and other services.
Massachusetts workers who retire, become disabled, lose their jobs through no fault of their own, or cannot work because of job-related injuries may be eligible for cash benefits based on employment. Cash benefits for workers are not need-based, but may depend on employment status, how long you have worked, and how much you have earned.