Need help with your utilities?
The Massachusetts COVID-19 utility moratorium ended on July 1, 2021. Utility companies may now disconnect customers for nonpayment unless special protections apply. Special protections apply for people with a serious illness, infants, and seniors. Contact your utility company or municipal utility directly to apply for these protections.
Help is available to pay for utilities, fuel, phone, and internet. Find out more here.
Need help with food?
The Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) SNAP program is a monthly benefit to buy food. During the pandemic, all households who get SNAP get the maximum amount for their household size. As of January 1, 2021, a family of 3 can get about $615! Learn more and apply at DTAConnect.com. You can also apply over the phone. Call the DTA Assistance Line at 877-382-2363. For help with emergency food resources, contact the Project Bread FoodSource Hotline at 800-645-8333.
Need help with cash?
Families with children and some pregnant women who have very low income or no income may be able to get cash assistance through the Massachusetts TAFDC program. Adults 65 or older, or people with disabilities who have extremely low income or no income and assets, may be able to get cash assistance through the EAEDC program. For more information and to apply, visit DTAConnect.com or call your local DTA office.
Need emergency resources?
If you are facing housing, food, or other emergency needs call 2-1-1 to find resources in your area. 2-1-1 is available 24 hours a day. If you are put on hold, you can stay on hold or leave a message. They will call you back in 24 hours or less.
Are you a veteran?
Veterans and eligible dependents may be able to get cash assistance. The Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS) runs the Chapter 115 Benefits Program. The program provides money for food, housing, clothing, and medical care to veterans and their dependents who have limited incomes. Use the Mass Vet Benefit Calculator to see if you qualify and use the Veterans Benefits page on MassLegalHelp to learn more.