*DSS Field Offices & telephone Benefits Center (1-855-626-6632) are open Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. & Tuesdays from 8 to 11:30 a.m. (closed Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. on & all day Wednesdays as staff process applications, renewals & related work). Please see below for 24/7 access suggestions & www.ct.gov/dss/fieldoffices.

*For information & questions about your abortion rights in CT, call the CT Abortion Rights Information Line at 866-CTCHOICE.

*Did you know? HUSKY A/D/C & SNAP members can get $30/month internet discount & more through Affordable Connectivity Program.

*Don’t miss important news about your benefits: Update your contact info online now! For HUSKY A/B/D: www.accesshealth.ct.com for your Access Health CT User Account. For HUSKY C, SNAP or cash aid: www.connect.ct.gov or www.mydss.ct.gov for your DSS MyAccount.

*24/7 access to DSS: Apply & renew services at www.connect.ct.gov, plus get benefit status, notices, report changes, upload/send documents & more! Client Information Line: 1-855-626-6632. With MyDSS, our mobile-friendly app, access your account on any device (www.ct.gov/mydss).

How to Apply for Services

Overview

There are several ways to apply for DSS programs and services.  You can apply online; download and mail in an application; or, for some health coverage, apply over the phone at Access Health CT.  When possible, we recommend online application as the quickest and most convenient.

 

Online options:


  • Households and individuals who wish to apply for or renew health coverage for children (HUSKY A & B); parents with dependent children (HUSKY A); caretakers/guardians of minor children (HUSKY A); pregnant women (HUSKY A); and adults under 65 without dependent children (HUSKY D), can apply online at www.accesshealthct.com

  • Households and individuals who are over 65 and older, blind or with disability and wish to apply for or renew Medicaid (HUSKY C) or Medicaid for Employees with Disabilities (MED-Connect) can apply online at www.connect.ct.gov, under ‘Apply for Benefits.’

  • Households and individuals who wish to apply for or renew SNAP (food stamps) and/or cash assistance can apply online on www.connect.ct.gov, under ‘Apply for Benefits.’

Please click on the ‘How To’ link on this page for more application guidance and options.