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Options for applying for Food Stamps


1. Online:

If you are a new applicant, go online to the Food Assistance web pages of the Massachusetts Office of Health and Human Services.

2. In Person at a Food Stamp Application Assistance Site:

Cambridge Economic Opportunity Council
11 Inman Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-868-2900
Hours/Days Application Assistance Available:
Monday & Wednesday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

East End House
105 Spring Street
Cambridge, MA 02141
Phone: 617-876-4444
Hours/Days Application Assistance Available:
Walk-ins Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (during pantry hours)
Appointments are needed for all other times

3. In Person at the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA):


Department of Transitional Assistance
300 Ocean Avenue
Revere, MA 02151
Phone: 781-286-7800 or 800-650-2560
Fax: 617-727-4567
Mon-Fri, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.


4. Through the mail by sending completed application to the DTA office:

Department of Transitional Assistance
300 Ocean Avenue
Revere, MA 02151
To print an application, go to: http://www.gettingfoodstamps.org/fsapp.htm

5. By fax by sending completed application and fax cover letter to the DTA office:

Fax: 617-727-4567
To print the fax cover page and application, go to:

Asset Test Eliminated for Most Applicants

There is no longer an asset test for most food stamp applicants in Massachusetts, including seniors (age 60+) and persons with disabilities. As of June 9, 2008, DTA no longer counts money in the bank, a car, retirement accounts, your home or other assets. For more specific information, please call the FoodSource Hotline at 1-800-645-8333.

To keep updated on the latest rule changes, go to gettingfoodstamps.org

More information about food stamps

Project Bread's website gettingfoodstamps.org

Massachusetts's Department of Transitional Assistance food assistance web page.

The U.S. government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program



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