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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.


NOTICE:   DSS Hartford Office Closed Friday, Nov. 27


Due to emergency repairs to the water lines supplying our fire sprinkler system, the Department of Social Services field office at 3580 Main Street, Hartford, closed at

11 a.m. on Friday, November 27, 2015.


We expect to be open for service on Monday, November, 30, at 8 a.m.  Thank you


•  DSS clients may access benefit information at
   (MyAccount feature) or 1-855-6-CONNECT (Client Information Line)
•  Applications may be made online at (Apply for Benefits).
•  Full application information is at
•  Changes impacting benefits and eligibility can also be reported online at


DSS Clients Can Report Changes Online
We’re pleased to introduce online change reporting for DSS clients!  Now, you can report changes and upload supporting verifications/documents through your MyAccount (online benefits account).  This is a great customer service feature for clients who are able to go online!  Please follow this link for more about this new option.


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