*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!


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  • How to use your EBT card

    Benefits will be available on the same day every month, depending on the first letter of your last name:

  • Programa Estatal Supplementario en Connecticut - Eligibilidad Basica (46KB)

    Además, la persona debe tener una fuente de ingresos, como Seguro Social o Seguridad de Ingreso Suplementario (SSI, por sus siglas en inglés) para poder calificar para asistencia bajo el programa Estatal Suplementario. Aquellas personas que no tienen una fuente de ingresos por lo general, son asistidas por el programa de Asistencia General Administrada por el Estado.

  • State Supplement For the Aged, Blind and Disabled (120KB)

    If your income, assets, or living situation change, you must call your worker to report the change immediately.

  • State Supplement Program (22KB)

    In addition, the individual must have a source of income such as Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in order to qualify for assistance under the State Supplement program. Those individuals who do not have a source of income are generally assisted by the State Administered General Assistance program.