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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.


DSS Offices Will Be Closed Friday, Feb. 12, and Monday, Feb. 15
For Lincoln's Birthday and Presidents' Day State Holidays

Department of Social Services offices will be closed for the state holiday weekend from Friday, Feb. 12, through Monday, Feb. 15, 2016.  We will re-open for regular service on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

Our online and telephone (interactive voice-response system) access continue to be available 24/7:

•  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 Benefit Renewals Can be Done Online
We’re pleased to introduce an online renewal option for DSS enrollees!  Now, you can go online and complete your renewal process.  Please follow this link for more about this convenient new option.
We also offer online change reporting.  You can report changes and upload supporting verifications/documents through your MyAccount (online benefits account).  Please follow this link for more about this option.


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