*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!

Who Is Eligible

Your household may be eligible for CEAP if each of you can answer YES to the following questions. As a reminder, your household includes every person who lives in your home (including your children, spouse, grandparents, roommates, etc.):

  • Are you a Connecticut resident?
  • Do you or anyone in meet one of the following income guidelines?
    • If you or any person in your household receive any of the following benefits: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Family Assistance (TFA / TANF), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), State Supplement for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (State Supp), Refugee Cash Assistance, or
    • Your annual household income falls at or below the income levels in the table (i.e. 60% of the state’s median income)     

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  • Do you have a Social Security Number? Almost every applicant is required to provide a Social Security Number for each member of their household. To check if you meet one of the exceptions, click here.

Once you have reviewed the above questions, continue to "How to Apply" to get started.