State and Federal Services

State and Federal Services

Understanding state and federal benefits can be really confusing!  These pages will provide you a guide on the departments in Massachusetts and the federal government that provide financial supports and/or services for individuals with disabilities and their families.  Please note that these services have their own eligibility guidelines and processes.  The Arc and its affiliates can be a resource in helping you understand and navigate services.





Federal Services


Department of Developmental Services (DDS)


Department of Mental Health (DMH)


Department of Public Health (DPH)


Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA)


MassHealth (Massachusetts’ Medicaid Program)


Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB)


Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MCDHH)


Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC)



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