*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!

Issue Briefs

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  • (SNAP) Food Stamps Issue Brief

    For most households, the gross income limit is 185% of the federal poverty level (FPL). For example, the limit is $2,823 monthly for a family of three.

  • Connect-Ability Issue Brief

    The statewide awareness and education program, launched June 27, 2007, will bring employers and job seekers together to create a richer and more diverse workforce.

  • Medicare Rx Exception Process Issue Brief

    Effective January 1, 2007, the Department has begun assisting the prescribers in choosing a formulary product or pursuing the exception process with the PDP if a change to a formulary medication is not deemed appropriate by the prescriber.