*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).

Special Notices for Electronic Asset Verification

Overview

Beginning in February 2020, the Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS) will conduct asset verifications electronically through a web-based system administered by the Public Consulting Group Inc. (PCG), in partnership with Accuity Asset Verification Services, Inc.

The asset verifications are for Medicaid applicants and recipients who are 65 or older, blind or with disability, and any other individuals such as spouses and sponsors whose assets are needed to determine the Medicaid eligibility.  This is to comply with federal law and a directive from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Through the new system, DSS will attempt to electronically verify assets held in financial institutions for all individuals applying for and/or receiving Medicaid for the Aged, Blind or Disabled (also known in Connecticut as HUSKY C).  The Department may be required, however, to request verifications depending on the Asset Verification System results.

PCG and Accuity are accredited and ensure that all data is encrypted in order to maintain a high standard of safeguard and confidentiality.  Through DSS, the State of Connecticut has joined the New England States Consortium Systems Organization in this electronic verification program.