Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled, and Children (EAEDC) is a state funded program which provides cash assistance to those in need to stabilize their lives.

Recipients receive EAEDC by meeting the following eligibility criteria:

  • Meet certain requirements including one or more of the following:
    • Unable to work due to a physical or mental incapacity which has lasted or will last at least 60 days and meets the Department-established medical standards for disability;
    • Over 65 years old and waiting for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments to begin;
    • Caring for a child living in the home and not related to the individual;
    • Participating in a Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission program; or
    • Required to be in the home to care for an incapacitated individual who would have to be institutionalized if someone does not provide the care in the home.
  • Meet income and asset limits
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a legal immigrant.

To apply for EAEDC, please contact DTA’s Application Information Unit or your local Transitional Assistance Office.