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Welcome to the Connecticut Department of Social Services.  We hope you find this website both helpful and informative.  Please add us to your bookmarks and check back frequently for up-to-date information on the services we offer.


DSS Offices Closed Monday, February 20, for the State Holiday Observing Washington's Birthday; Open Tuesday, February 21
Due to the state holiday observing Washington's Birthday, Department of Social Services offices are closed on Monday, February 20, 2017.  We will be open for business as usual on Tuesday, February 21.

•  DSS clients may access benefit information at (MyAccount feature) or 1-855-6-CONNECT (Client Information Line)

•  Applications may be made online at (Apply for Benefits).

•  Full application information is at

•  Changes impacting benefits and eligibility can also be reported online at

We wish you all a safe and happy holiday.

NEW!  DSS Benefit Renewals Can be Done Online
We’re pleased to introduce an online renewal option for DSS enrollees!  Now, you can go online and complete your renewal process.  Please follow this link for more about this convenient new option.
We also offer online change reporting.  You can report changes and upload supporting verifications/documents through your MyAccount (online benefits account).  Please follow this link for more about this option.
Notice of Proposed Settlement in the Class Action Concerning
The Timely Processing of Food Stamp Applications
Please follow this link to see important information about the proposed settlement regarding timely application processing in Connecticut’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, also known as food stamps)


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