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Produced by Patricia Baker and Victoria Negus
Reviewed January 2020

Federal:

DTA must administer the program in accordance with the federal regulations issued by USDA and any waivers or demonstration projects approved by USDA.

State:

DTA issues its own SNAP regulations. The DTA SNAP regulations are printed in Chapter 106 of the Code of Massachusetts Regulations (C.M.R.).

 

DTA policy guidance:

DTA issues a wide range of guidance on how the SNAP and cash eligibility rules work, BEACON rules, when to issue notices and more:

  • The DTA Online Guide has detailed information written for DTA case managers on cash and SNAP case handling matters and is very useful for case advocacy.
  • In addition to the Online Guide, DTA has historically issued guidance through Operations Memos or monthly Transitions newsletters. MLRI has posted DTA’s older policy memos and ongoing Transitions here: Masslegalservices.org/library/directory/benefits/dta-policies-materials

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