**Response time at our telephone Benefits Center is being affected by power outages from Tropical Storm Isaias, related to computer access by staff. Thank you for your patience. [August 5, 2020, at 8 a.m.]

The Department of Social Services has suspended in-person visits to our field offices as a protective measure for customers and staff. We are continuing to provide services. 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.

Office of Legal Counsel, Regulations and Administrative Hearings (OLCRAH)

Contact

Director, Department of Social Services, Office of Legal Counsel, Regulations and Administrative Hearings, 55 Farmington Avenue, 11th floor, Hartford CT 06105.

Telephone and Fax Directory

Legal Director: Matthew S. Antonetti: 860-424-5104  fax 860-424-5403

Hearings Manager: Dulce Frazao: 860-424-5574   fax 860-424-5729

Hearings Supervisors : Valerie Gayer : 860 424-5672, James Hummel : 860 424-5576, fax 860 424-5729

The Administrative Hearings main telephone number is 860-424-5760 (please use if calling within the Hartford calling area) or 1-800-462-0134 outside of the Hartford calling area. The 800 number is toll free in CT only.

The Administrative Hearings primary fax number is 860-424-5729

The Legal Unit primary fax number is 860-424-5403

The Access Health CT-Health Exchange hearings unit main telephone number is 860-424-4965 (please use if calling within the Hartford area) or 1-855-306-8625 outside of the Hartford calling area. The 855 number is toll free in CT only.

The Access Health CT-Health Exchange hearings unit fax number is 860 424-4923.

TheAccess Health CT-Health Exchange hearings unit email address is DSS-AHCT@ct.gov.

The Central Office TDD number is 800-842-4524 (860) 424-4975 from out of state)Applicants for and recipients of assistance from the Department who wish to seek legal representation may call Statewide Legal Services at 1-800-453-3320 for information. You may also visit the following websites of Connecticut based legal services organizations:

You may e-mail your questions to the unit at olcrah.DSS@ct.gov.

Mailing Address: DSS-OLCRAH, 55 Farmington Avenue, Hartford CT 06105