*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).

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 contact:
 

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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