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DTA Child Care Services
For more information, see DTA Child Care on MassResources.org.
What is DTA child care?
DTA child care is free or low-cost child care for current and former TAFDC families. Eligible families get first priority for vouchers and slots and do not have to put their names on a waiting list. DTA child care is for families who need child care because they are working, looking for work, attending school or a job training program, or disabled.
Am I eligible?
To be eligible, you must be receiving TAFDC now or have received TAFDC within the past year. You must also meet an activity requirement by working, looking for work, attending school, or taking part in a training program. Families with disabilities or on maternity leave are also eligible.
What benefits will I get?
Current TAFDC recipients who qualify get free child care right away. Former TAFDC recipients get child care right away, but pay a fee based on income and family size. The number of hours of child care you get is based on your need for services. You may choose the type of child care that is best for your child.
How do I apply?
You must apply at the Department of Transitional Assistance, 9 Walnut Street, Worcester, MA 01609, 508-767-3100. You should talk to your TAFDC case worker. For more contact information, see Worcester Benefit Office Locations - Department of Transitional Assistance.
How do I use my benefits?
Once you are approved for child care services, you must bring your DTA authorization to Child Care Resources, a child care resource and referral agency (CCR&R). For the telephone number and address of Child Care Resources, see Worcester Benefit Office Locations - CCR&Rs. A counselor will explain the types of child care available and help you locate a child care provider for your child.
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