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Do you need help with health care, food or cash assistance? Apply for services that can help you and your family stay healthy and secure.

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Already have DSS benefits or services?

Go to MyDSS, a mobile-friendly way to reach DSS anywhere, anytime, on any device!

  • Check your Benefit Status
  • Get a Budget Sheet / Proof of Benefits Letter
  • Report Changes
  • Renew your Benefits
  • Check your EBT Balance in Real-Time
  • Upload documents

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Latest News

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Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Allocation Plan - Federal Fiscal Year 2024 & Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) - Federal Fiscal Year 2024
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Keep Your Information Updated

Have you moved or changed your phone number? We need your updated information so you don’t miss out on important information about your benefits.
Renew your HUSKY Health Coverage

Renew your HUSKY Health Coverage.

HUSKY Health members can expect a notice this year that tells them if their HUSKY coverage has been renewed automatically or if more information is needed.

CT Justice Involved 1115 Medicaid Waiver Application

Connecticut is seeking federal approval to amend its Medicaid Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Demonstration Waiver under section 1115 of the Social Security Act to implement a “Re-entry Initiative” to better support individuals’ re-entry from incarceration to the community. Public comment is open from January 9, 2024 through February 8, 2024 (including how to send comments or attend public hearings).


2-1-1 of Connecticut

2-1-1 of Connecticut

2-1-1 is the confidential, free, 24-hour a day, and multilingual way to locate hundreds of essential health and human services in Connecticut.

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DSS Data & Dashboards

DSS serves over 1 million residents of all ages, across all 169 cities and towns in a number of different programs.

How to request a hearing with DSS

Request a Hearing

Information about The Office of Legal Counsel, Regulations and Administrative Hearings (OLCRAH) and how to request a hearing with DSS.

On-site video sign language interpreting in all DSS offices

Video Sign Language Interpreting

On-site video sign language interpreting in all DSS offices, the on-demand video service that provides communication between deaf or hard-of-hearing persons and hearing persons that are in the same location.

Connecticut fatherhood initiative

CT Fatherhood Initiative

A broad-based, statewide collaborative effort led by DSS, focused on changing the systems that can improve fathers’ ability to be fully and positively involved in the lives of their children.

Partners and vendors

Partners and Vendors

Information about DSS’ RFPs, contracts, vendors, state plans amendments and Medicaid waiver applications.

Connecticut pathways

CT Pathways

A free skills-based work program that provides short-term job training programs at community colleges and community-based organizations.

Jobs opportunities

Job opportunities

The State of Connecticut offers a variety of careers in healthcare, engineering, IT, skilled trades, public safety, and more.
Register to vote

Register to Vote

Register to vote online if you have a CT driver's license or DMV-issued ID, look up your current voter registration, and find your polling place.

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Community Partner Resources

DSS’s online toolkit for Community Partners
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CT residents, entrepreneurs, and small business owners can visit a variety of state agencies and partner organizations that offer online applications for many different programs and benefits.
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Our mission is to help you stay healthy and informed while providing you with every opportunity to succeed.


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Welcome to the Connecticut Department of Social Services.

We hope you find this website both helpful and informative.  Please add us to your bookmarks and check back frequently for up-to-date information on the services we offer.

Commissioner Andrea Barton Reeves