*24/7 access to DSS: You can apply for & renew services online through our ConneCT portal (www.connect.ct.gov) without visiting a Field Office or calling our Benefits Center. Get case/benefit status, view notices, report changes, download budget sheets, upload & send documents -- & much more!

*Check out MyDSS--our new mobile-friendly app! Access your DSS account anywhere, anytime, on any device (www.ct.gov/mydss)

*Our 24/7 Client Information Line gives you access to many service & eligibility needs (1-855-626-6332).

*DSS Field Offices and staffed Benefits Center (also 1-855-626-6632) are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed Wednesday). www.ct.gov/dss/fieldoffices

How to Apply for Services

Overview

There are several ways to apply for DSS programs and services.  You can apply online; download and mail in an application; or, for some health coverage, apply over the phone at Access Health CT.  When possible, we recommend online application as the quickest and most convenient.

 

Online options:


  • Households and individuals who wish to apply for or renew health coverage for children (HUSKY A & B); parents with dependent children (HUSKY A); caretakers/guardians of minor children (HUSKY A); pregnant women (HUSKY A); and adults under 65 without dependent children (HUSKY D), can apply online at www.accesshealthct.com

  • Households and individuals who are over 65 and older, blind or with disability and wish to apply for or renew Medicaid (HUSKY C) or Medicaid for Employees with Disabilities (MED-Connect) can apply online at www.connect.ct.gov, under ‘Apply for Benefits.’

  • Households and individuals who wish to apply for or renew SNAP (food stamps) and/or cash assistance can apply online on www.connect.ct.gov, under ‘Apply for Benefits.’

Please click on the ‘How To’ link on this page for more application guidance and options.