The Department of Social Services has suspended in-person visits to our field offices as a protective measure for customers and staff. We are continuing to provide services. Customers can access benefit and application information, 24/7, at www.connect.ct.gov and www.ct.gov/dss/apply; or 1-855-6-CONNECT. Full information on ways to contact DSS online, by phone, by mail, and at office dropboxes is at www.ct.gov/dss/fieldoffices. Information and updates about child support is available at www.ct.gov/dss/childsupport. Please also visit www.ct.gov/coronavirus for latest State of Connecticut updates; and www.ct.gov/dss/covid for DSS-specific updates. Thank you.

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.