**All 12 DSS Field Offices are now available for pick-up and drop-off of applications/forms; filling out applications/forms on-site; general information; questions & answers; and picking up of EBT cards & income verifications. Lobby hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Drop-boxes are also available.  Please note:  no in-person assistance such as interviewing and eligibility determination available yet, due to pandemic safety guidelines.  Visitors, please wear masks and observe safe social distancing.  For office locations, please visit www.ct.gov/dss/fieldoffices .

 **Response time at our telephone Benefits Center (1-855-6-CONNECT) is currently longer than usual.  Thank you for your patience.

 **24/7 access:  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.


UPM2 - Assistance Unit Composition, Categorical Eligibility Requirements

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  • 2000

    Assistance Unit Composition - Introduction

  • 2000_01

    Assistance Unit Composition - Definitions

  • 2005

    Assistance Unit Composition - AFDC Assistance Unit Requirements

  • 2005_05

    AFDC Assistance Unit Requirements - General Provisions

  • 2005_05P

    AFDC Procedures - Basic Steps in Creating the AFDC Assistance Unit

  • 2005_10

    Assistance Unit Requirements - Who Must Be Included

  • 2005_10P

    AFDC Procedures - Stepparent Household

  • 2005_15

    AFDC Assistance Unit Requirements - Who May Be Included

  • 2005_15P

    AFDC Procedures - Special Steps for Individuals Away from Home

  • 2005_17P

    AFDC Procedures - Special Steps for SSI Children

  • 2005_18P

    AFDC Procedures - Special Steps for Children Receiving Adoption Assistance Payments

  • 2005_20

    AFDC Assistance Unit Requirements - Who is Excluded

  • 2005_20P

    AFDC Procedures - Creating the Assistance unit in a Three Generation Household

  • 2005_25

    Assistance Unit Requirements - The Assistance Unit of One

  • 2005_25P

    AFDC Procedures - Adding Mandatory Inclusions