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  • Child Support

    The mission of the Office of Child Support Services within the Connecticut Department of Social Services is to improve the well-being of children, promote the self-sufficiency of families, and deliver quality child support services, with recognition that to grow and thrive children require the financial, medical, and emotional support of both parents, regardless of their living situation or relationship.

  • Child Support - Custodial Party Information

    There are generally three parties in a child support case: the child(ren), the custodial party and the non-custodial parent. The custodial party is the person who lives with the child and has primary responsibility for the care of the child. The non-custodial parent is often the child's father, although in some circumstances the child's mother can also be the non-custodial parent.

  • Child Support - Non-Custodial Parent

    Parents have a responsibility to support their children financially. Obtaining child support is important to their well-being, and CT DSS can assist parties in obtaining a child support order. If a person does not already receive child support, the child’s parent, guardian, legal custodian, or the person with whom the child lives can contact CT DSS for assistance in obtaining an order for the payment of child support and health care coverage for the child(ren.)

  • Disability Services

    The Department administers programs which promote social, physical and economic well-being while providing people with disabilities with opportunities to achieve their full potential for self-direction. The Department works closely with an advisory council comprised primarily of people with disabilities which makes recommendations to improve the planning, development and administration of programs.

  • Durable Medical Equipment

    The Department of Social Services Durable Medical Equipment program provides equipment to help you move around: canes, crutches, walkers and wheelchairs. DME also includes equipment needed to care for you at home: bed pans, heat lamps or pads, hospital beds, special toilet seats and machines that help make breathing easier. *Service available to Medicaid recipients only

  • Economic Security - Financial Assistance

    The financial assistance programs provide income support to individuals and families to meet their basic needs while encouraging their maximum degree of independence.

  • Fatherhood Initiative of CT

    Anyone who tells you fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you, they are understating it. -Mike Myers

  • Money Follows the Person Program

    Money Follows the Person is a Federal demonstration project dedicated to assuring Connecticut residents access to a full range of high quality, long-term care options that maximize autonomy, choice and dignity.

  • Temporary Family Assistance - TFA

    TFA is a cash assistance program for basic and special needs which are paid to recipients of Jobs First.