*Has your contact information changed? Don’t miss important news about your benefits. Please update your contact info online now! If you’re a HUSKY A, B or D member, go to www.accesshealthct.com and sign in to your Access Health CT User Account. If you’re a HUSKY C member, SNAP or cash assistance client, go to www.connect.ct.gov or www.mydss.ct.gov and sign in to your DSS MyAccount.

*24/7 access to DSS: You can apply for & renew services online through our ConneCT portal (www.connect.ct.gov). Get case/benefit status, view notices, report changes, download budget sheets, upload & send documents & more! Our 24/7 Client Information Line gives you access to many service & eligibility needs (1-855-626-6632). And check out MyDSS--our new mobile-friendly app--access your account anywhere, anytime, on any device (www.ct.gov/mydss).

Media Room and Press Releases

Overview

Information for News Media


The DSS Communications Office assists news media from Connecticut and nationally with information about our programs, services and current topics/issues.

 
News media contacts:

David Dearborn
david.dearborn@ct.gov
860-424-5024

Maura Fitzgerald
Maura.fitzgerald@ct.gov
860-989-2497

Please note:  If you are a DSS client with a service eligibility issue, please follow this link for information.


About the Department of Social Services
The Department of Social Services delivers and funds a wide range of programs and services as Connecticut’s multi-faceted health and human services agency.  DSS serves about 1 million residents of all ages in all 169 cities and towns, supporting the basic needs of children, families and individuals, including older adults and persons with disabilities.  With service partners, the agency provides health care coverage, food and nutrition assistance, financial assistance, child support services, energy aid, independent living services, social work services, protective services for the elderly, home-heating aid, and additional vital assistance.  DSS has approximately 1,700 dedicated staff led by Commissioner Deidre S. Gifford, MD, MPH, with services delivered through 12 field offices, central administration, and online and phone access options.  DSS was established on July 1, 1993, through a merger of the Departments of Income Maintenance, Human Resources, and Aging.

 

Please follow this link for Press Releases.

To view the Department of Social Services’ annual report for State Fiscal Year 2021, please follow this link.

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