**DSS Field Offices are now open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

**DSS Field Offices and our staffed telephone Benefits Center (1-855-6-CONNECT or 1-855-626-6632) are closed on Wednesdays to allow our staff time to process applications, renewals and related work.

**24/7 access: Customers can access benefit and application information, at www.connect.ct.gov and www.ct.gov/dss/apply; or our automated Client Information Line at 1-855-6-CONNECT (1-855-626-6632). More about 24/7 access options at www.ct.gov/dss/fieldoffices.

Information about Freedom of Information Act Requests


  • The Department recommends that requests for documents under the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act be made to a dedicated emailbox at foia.dss@ct.gov.

  • FOIA requests from members of the news media may be made to the DSS Communications Director at david.dearborn@ct.gov.  Note: The great majority of news media requests for information are fulfilled without FOIA involvement.

  • Requests for documents or records involving specific clients or former clients of DSS may be made to the DSS Privacy Officer at PrivacyOfficer.DSS@ct.gov.