Emergency Aid to Elders, Disabled and Children (EAEDC)
For more information, see EAEDC on MassResources.org.
What is EAEDC?
Emergency Aid to Elders, Disabled and Children (EAEDC) is a Massachusetts state-funded program that provides cash and medical assistance to needy families and individuals who are not receiving TAFDC, SSI, or other similar benefits.
Am I eligible?
Elders, the disabled and their caregivers, and children and their caretakers can get EAEDC. To qualify, you must meet the income limits and asset limits and not be eligible for other cash assistance programs. You must be a resident of Massachusetts and a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen.
The MassResources.org EAEDC Eligibility Check is an easy way for you to find out if you are likely to qualify for EAEDC. After you answer a set of questions about your family, your assets, and your income, you will see the results of the eligibility check right away, on your computer screen.
What benefits will I get?
The amount of monthly EAEDC cash benefits you will get depends on your family size, your living situation, and your income. The maximum monthly benefit for people paying all living expenses is about $300 for one person, and $400 for two. You will also get health insurance through MassHealth.
How do I apply?
To apply for EAEDC, you should call or visit the Department of Transitional Assistance, 9 Walnut Street, Worcester, MA 01608, 1-800-249-2007. For more contact information, see Worcester Benefit Office Locations - Department of Transitional Assistance. You will need proof of identity, income, assets, and expenses when you apply.
How do I use my benefits?
You will receive half of your monthly grant twice a month, either deposited directly into your bank account or paid through an electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card. With your EBT card, you can withdraw cash at bank ATMs and supermarkets.
More information about EAEDC is on our statewide web site, MassResources.org. When you click on the link below, you will go to MassResources.org. Click "Back" on your browser to return to WorcesterResources.org.