*The DSS Danbury Field Office will be closed Friday, February 3, due to a need for maintenance/repairs.

*SNAP Recipients: Starting in January 2023, DSS will be texting renewal reminders to recipients who need to submit their renewal forms. Texts will come from the DSS Benefits Center phone number (855-626-6632). Texts will be strictly informational. They will NOT ask for identifying or personal information. Click here for more information.

*Don’t miss important news about your benefits: Update your contact info online now! Visit Update Us (ct.gov)

*24/7 access to DSS: Already a DSS client? Use the MyDSS mobile-friendly app: www.ct.gov/mydss. Apply & renew services at www.connect.ct.gov, plus get benefit status, notices, report changes, upload/send documents & more!

Non-Discrimination Statement

Overview

The Department of Social Services complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.  The Department of Social Services does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

The Department of Social Services:

  • Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:

    o Qualified sign language interpreters

    o Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats)
  • Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:

    o Qualified interpreters

    o Information written in other languages

If you need these services, contact the Department of Social Services’ Affirmative Action Division Director/ADA Coordinator.

 
If you believe that the Department of Social Services has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with:
 
Affirmative Action Division Director/ADA Coordinator, Department of Social Services,
55 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105-5033,
Phone: 860-424-5040, Fax: 860-424-4948,


You can file a grievance in person or by mail, fax, or email. If you need help filing a grievance, Affirmative Action Division Director/ADA Coordinator is available to help you.

You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf, or by mail or phone at:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 509F, HHH Building
Washington, D.C. 20201
1-800-368-1019, 800-537-7697 (TDD)
Complaint forms are available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html