*DSS Field Offices & telephone Benefits Center (1-855-626-6632) are open Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. & Tuesdays from 8 to 11:30 a.m. (closed Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. on & all day Wednesdays as staff process applications, renewals & related work). Please see below for 24/7 access suggestions & www.ct.gov/dss/fieldoffices.

*For information & questions about your abortion rights in CT, call the CT Abortion Rights Information Line at 866-CTCHOICE.

*Did you know? HUSKY A/D/C & SNAP members can get $30/month internet discount & more through Affordable Connectivity Program.

*Don’t miss important news about your benefits: Update your contact info online now! For HUSKY A/B/D: www.accesshealth.ct.com for your Access Health CT User Account. For HUSKY C, SNAP or cash aid: www.connect.ct.gov or www.mydss.ct.gov for your DSS MyAccount.

*24/7 access to DSS: Apply & renew services at www.connect.ct.gov, plus get benefit status, notices, report changes, upload/send documents & more! Client Information Line: 1-855-626-6632. With MyDSS, our mobile-friendly app, access your account on any device (www.ct.gov/mydss).

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  • Elderly Simplified Application Project (ESAP)

    The Department of Social Services is pleased to announce a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) demonstration project for older adults and those with disabilities.

  • Food Assistance - Farmers' Markets, Farms and Farm Stands

    Many Farmers' Markets and Farm Stands throughout Connecticut now can accept EBT/SNAP (Formerly known as Food Stamps). This means you will once again be able to buy locally grown fruits and vegetables that arrive more quickly and fresher than those transported long distances from other states and countries.

  • Pandemic EBT (P-EBT)

  • Nutrition Assistance Programs

    Nutrition Assistance programs provide food and cash equivalents to various populations DSS serves. Their goal is to promote adequate nutrition among the target populations.

  • Connecticut Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed)

    The overall goal of the Connecticut SNAP-Ed program is grounded in the federal goal “to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy food choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) food guidance.”

  • SNAP Periodic Report Forms -- Now Online!

    The SNAP Periodic Report Form, or “PRF,” helps DSS to gather information about any changes you may have had since the last time you completed a renewal. Generally, it is done half-way through your certification period. The PRF will be pre-populated with the information about your household that DSS has in our records. You will receive your PRF from the department in the mail.

  • SNAP Policy Manual

  • Homeless Hospitality

  • SNAP Employment and Training

    SNAP Employment & Training is a skills-based program that provides short- term vocational programs at community colleges and community-based organizations.

  • Gateway Community College

  • Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents or ABAWDs

    Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents from age 18 up to 50th birthday will be required to meet special work requirements to be eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for more than 3 months during a 36-month period.

  • Commodity Supplemental Food Program

    The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to help improve the health of low-income persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious food products provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

  • Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP)

    Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) provides temporary food assistance for households affected by a natural disaster.

  • Middlesex Community College’s CTPathways Program Helps People Succeed

    A Middlesex Community College graduate who completed the Veterinary Assistant Program. She decided to enroll in this program because she wanted to work with animals her entire life, but never had the resources to go back to school.

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): Outreach Program

    The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the cornerstone of the Nation’s nutrition safety net and an investment in our future. SNAP helps low-income people buy the food they need for good health. Although SNAP is a Federal program, it is administered in Connecticut by the State of Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS).