The Department of Social Services has suspended in-person visits to our field offices as a protective measure for customers and staff. We are continuing to provide services. Customers can access benefit and application information, 24/7, at and; or 1-855-6-CONNECT. Full information on ways to contact DSS online, by phone, by mail, and at office dropboxes is at Information and updates about child support is available at Please also visit for latest State of Connecticut updates; and for DSS-specific updates. Thank you.

Child Support


To receive child support services, the public may complete an application, available on-line or from one of our 12 local offices.

A referral is made to the Child Support program if you receive cash benefits (TFA – Temporary Financial Assistance) from the state. The custodial party is required to cooperate with the OCSS by providing any information or documents needed to establish paternity and a child support order. If you receive medical benefits from the state, you may be entitled to Child Support services as well.