If you are an immigrant, you and your family may be eligible for DTA cash benefits (TAFDC or EAEDC) and SNAP food benefits. Eligibility will depend on your immigration status and other factors. Apply by calling DTA, going to a DTA office, or online at DTAConnect.com.
It is safe to apply for and get benefits you or other people you live with (like your children) are eligible for. Learn more here.
- FAQ: Cash and Food Benefits for Low-Income Haitians (July 2023) - English, Haitian Creole
Cash and SNAP eligibility by immigration status
For a chart from MLRI and GLBS, click here.
2023 SNAP Advocacy Guide
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can help you and your family buy food. See these questions and answers in the 2023 SNAP Advocacy Guide by the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute.
- Who is considered a United States citizen?
- Am I eligible if I am a legal immigrant?
- If I have work history, do I need to wait 5 years?
- If I am a disabled immigrant, do I need to wait five years for SNAP?
- What if I am a battered immigrant?
- Can my children get benefits if I am an ineligible immigrant?
- Will receiving SNAP benefits hurt my immigration status?
- How does DTA count the income of an ineligible immigrant?
- Does the income of an immigrant’s sponsor count?