TAFDC Welfare Program
for Worcester, Massachusetts
For more information about the TAFDC welfare program in Worcester, click on the questions below to go to the main TAFDC Welfare page on WorcesterResources.org:
The public welfare program in Worcester, known as Transitional
Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC), is a U.S. government
program that provides cash and medical assistance to families in need
to help them provide the basic necessities for their children.
To qualify for the TAFDC welfare program in Worcester,
you must have a dependent child or be pregnant, and you must have little income
and few assets. In addition, some families have to meet special work and school
requirements. You must live in Massachusetts and be a U.S. citizen or legal
The TAFDC Eligibility Check is an easy way for Worcester residents to find
out if they are likely to qualify for welfare benefits, by answering questions
their family, living situation, income, and expenses. You
the results of the eligibility check right away, on your computer
The cash benefit amount Worcester families receive
from the welfare program depends on their income, household size, housing
situation, and whether they must work or are exempt from the work requirement.
There is often a time limit on cash benefits. Eligible families also get health insurance through MassHealth.
To apply for TAFDC welfare in Worcester,
you should call or visit the Department of Transitional Assistance, 9
Walnut St., Worcester, MA 01608, 1-800-249-2007. You will need proof of
identity, income, assets, and expenses.
You will receive half of your monthly welfare
grant twice a month, either deposited directly into your Worcester bank account
or paid through an electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card. With your EBT card,
you can withdraw cash at bank ATMs and supermarkets.