SNAP Food Assistance: Massachusetts DTA

By Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA)

SNAP benefits are provided by the federal government and administered by DTA.

Image of DTA SNAP: Food Assistance  program
This is an ongoing program.
Monday through Friday. Morning and Afternoon.

Ages: Adults.

Registration required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

Emergency Aid, SNAP, Cash Benefits, and Online Account: Start your application!

If you live in Massachusetts, you can complete the screening tool to see if you are eligible to apply for SNAP/Food Stamps online!

You can also be screened for your eligibility in just 10 seconds by completing this form:



  • Both in-person and virtual (online or over the phone).

600 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
United States

Outside Cambridge

Additional information

Residents of the Commonwealth who participate in SNAP are families with children, elders and disabled. Many are the working poor with limited income or those who are temporarily unemployed. At the check-out counter, the Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card, which works like a debit card, is used by many more residents to assist them in making ends meet.