**The DSS Greater Hartford and New Haven 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. at 20 Meadow Rd., Windsor; and 50 Humphrey Street, New Haven.  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.

 

**At all DSS Field Offices applications and drop-boxes are available.  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.

Press Releases

10/11/2018

Community First Choice program: Q&A for Applicants and Family Members from Departments of Social Services and Developmental Services

Community First Choice is a program that provides personal care attendant services to people with disabilities living in the community.  The Departments of Social Services and Developmental Disabilities have prepared a Q&A document to assist applicants and their family members in understanding some of the recent changes to the program.  Please follow this link for the Q&A document.  For further information about Community First Choice, please call 1-888-992-8637.