End of Public Health Emergency

Keep Your Benefits Active


Find everything you need to know about the ending of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, including:

  • When it’s ending
  • How it may affect your HUSKY/CHIP, SNAP, or cash benefits
  • What you need to do to make sure your benefits stay active

If you don’t already have a MyDSS account, create one here.

What is a federal Public Health Emergency (PHE)? 

On October 13, 2022, the PHE was extended for another 90 days to January 11, 2023. HHS will give states at least 60 days' notice before the PHE ends. Because we are less than 60 days from January 11, 2023, it is expected that the PHE declaration will continue past January 11, 2023, and is likely to extend another 90 days to April 11th, 2023.


How do you know if the ending of the PHE affects you?

You will receive notification by mail if your benefits will be affected.

Be sure to review notices you receive from the Department of Social Services and Access Health CT.


What steps can I take to get ready for the PHE ending? 

Update us so we can update you! Make sure your address and phone number are up to date!  To update your information please visit ct.gov/UpdateUsDSS.

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