NOTICE: Department of Social Services offices will be closed Monday, February 19, 2018, for the Washington’s Birthday holiday. Our customers can access benefit and application information, 24/7, at; or 1-855-6-CONNECT – except between Sunday, February 18, at 7 p.m., and Monday, February 19, at 7 a.m., when we will be conducting system maintenance. Thank you.

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  • Protective Services for the Elderly

    To make a report, call Protective Services for the Elderly at the Department of Social Services during business hours at the toll-free line: 1-888-385-4225

  • Child Support

    The goal of the Office of Child Support Services is to improve the circumstances of children and their families by providing a path to self-sufficiency. 

  • The John S Martinez Fatherhood Initiative of Connecticut

    The John S. Martinez Fatherhood Initiative of Connecticut is a broad-based, multi-agency, statewide program led by the Department of Social Services that is focused on changing the systems that can improve fathers’ ability to be fully and positively involved in the lives of their children.

  • Child Support - Custodial Party Information

    The custodial party is the person who lives with the child and has primary responsibility for the care of the child. 

  • Child Support - Non-Custodial Parent

    CT DSS can also assist non-custodial parents (NCP) in establishing paternity, establishing an order, and how and where to make payments, along with how an order will be enforced. NCPs may contact a local DSS office for more information regarding this process.