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 and; or 1-855-6-CONNECT. Full information on ways to contact DSS online, by phone, by mail, and at office dropboxes is at Information and updates about child support is available at Please also visit for latest State of Connecticut updates; and 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.