*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!

New State HUSKY A and HUSKY B for Children Health Coverage


We are excited to announce two new state funded health coverage programs for children in 2023.  They are State HUSKY A and State HUSKY B for Children. These programs cover uninsured children ages 0-12 with household income between 0-323% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), who do not qualify for regular HUSKY A Medicaid or HUSKY B CHIP coverage because they do not have a qualifying immigration status.

Here’s how to apply (beginning January 1, 2023):

  • Phone: Access Health CT at 1‐855‐805‐4325
  • If you are deaf or hearing impaired, you may use TTY at 1‐855‐789‐2428 or call with a relay operator

We strongly encourage phone applications in order to get an immediate decision about qualifying for the program.  Or, you may also: