**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.

 

Employment Services

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  • Affirmative Action

    The Affirmative Action Division is responsible for developing and implementing policy as it relates to multiple state and federal employee/client rights protection programs.

  • Americans With Disability Act - ADA

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines disability, with respect to an individual, as "a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of such individual; a record of such an impairment; or being regarded as having such an impairment."

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a voluntary program which can help employees and their family members obtain professional support in dealing with personal, emotional, family, or health problems.

  • Human Resources

    Human Resources administers a full range of human resource services to include labor relations, recruitment, retention, promotion and advancement of all DSS staff. The Division is responsible for providing benefit administration to include Workers’ Compensation, FMLA, Workplace Violence Prevention and Payroll services to over 1900 employees throughout the State.

  • 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.

  • Special For Veterans

    The Office For Veterans Workforce Development is a valuable resource to help Veterans and is part of the Connecticut Department of Labor.