**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.

 

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. DSNAP provides one month of benefits to eligible disaster survivors and can facilitate the issuance of supplemental SNAP benefits for ongoing households.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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).

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - SNAP

    The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, helps eligible individuals and families afford the cost of food at supermarkets, grocery stores and farmers’ markets.