- For fastest service, we recommend online applications (complete application information is available at How to Apply); and online change reporting (Reporting Changes).
- We encourage DSS clients who have online access to open a client benefits account (MyAccount) at www.connect.ct.gov Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window. This will give you 24/7 access to your information.
- For a quick and handy eligibility pre-screening tool for DSS services, please visit www.connect.ct.gov Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window.
Call 1-855-6-CONNECT (1-855-626-6632)
(TTD/TTY 1-800-842-4524 for persons with speech or hearing difficulties)
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 Services 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 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. (closed Wednesday). The Benefits Center is staffed with Eligibility Service Workers dedicated to answering your questions, processing change requests and providing you with information about other resources.
For general information & referral: 1-800-842-1508 (recorded information)
Toll-free TDD/TTY line: 1-800-842-4524
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