**All 12 DSS Field Offices are now available for pick-up and drop-off of applications/forms; filling out applications/forms on-site; general information; questions & answers; and picking up of EBT cards & income verifications. Lobby hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Drop-boxes are also available.  Please note:  no in-person assistance such as interviewing and eligibility determination available yet, due to pandemic safety guidelines.  Visitors, please wear masks and observe safe social distancing.  For office locations, please visit www.ct.gov/dss/fieldoffices .

 **Response time at our telephone Benefits Center (1-855-6-CONNECT) is currently longer than usual.  Thank you for your patience.

 **24/7 access:  Customers can access benefit and application information, 24/7, at www.connect.ct.gov and www.ct.gov/dss/apply; or 1-855-6-CONNECT. Full information on ways to contact DSS online, by phone, by mail, and at office dropboxes is at www.ct.gov/dss/fieldoffices. Information and updates about child support is available at www.ct.gov/dss/childsupport. Please also visit www.ct.gov/coronavirus for latest State of Connecticut updates; and www.ct.gov/dss/covid for DSS-specific updates. Thank you.

 

DSS Client Information Line and Benefits Center

Overview

Phone access is available through the DSS Client Information Line and Benefits Center.
 
  1. Call 1-855-6-CONNECT (1-855-626-6632)
    (TTD/TTY 1-800-842-4524 for persons with speech or hearing difficulties)

  2. Follow the prompts to get the information you need


Our automated ‘interactive voice-response’ telephone system helps DSS clients get the information you need without waiting to speak to an eligibility worker.  This Client Information Line service is available 24/7.  Opening a phone benefits account will support your 24/7 access.
 
You can also connect directly to a worker in our Benefits Center by following the phone menu prompts, Monday through Friday, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  The Benefits Center is staffed with workers dedicated to answering your questions, processing change requests and providing you with information about other resources.