**SNAP Replacement Benefits available for food originally purchased with SNAP and lost due to power outage.  Please visit www.ct.gov/snap or www.endhungerct.org for details.

**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.

SNAP Employment and Training

Related Resources

All E&T Partners have entered into agreements with DSS to help eligible SNAP recipients gain the skills they need to find employment in the current job market. All do their own recruiting and will be happy to discuss their programs with Connecticut SNAP recipients. Interested persons do not need to live in the town where the services are provided and may self-initiate at any location.

For a current list of available programs, please follow this link.


SNAP Employment and Training - Plan of Operations 2019


State of CT, Department of Labor - Job Seeker Services






SNAP E&T participant expenses


E&T participants may receive reimbursement for expenses that are reasonably necessary and directly related to participation in the E&T program. Allowable expenses for identified needs will be reimbursed upon presentation of appropriate documentation to the E&T service provider.



Important information for SNAP recipients who are interested in attending college- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).    Follow this link to view the FASFSA flyer.