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DSS Stamford Office Closed 
During Water Damage Repairs

[Updated June 28, 2016]


The Department of Social Services has temporarily closed our Stamford field office at 1642 Bedford Avenue to allow for clean-up and remediation of major water damage that occurred over the weekend of April 2-3.  At this time, we expect the office to open in August 2016.

We urge our Stamford-area clients with online access to consider visiting or to check on service eligibility, report changes, and apply or renew benefits; or to consider visiting another DSS office.

The DSS Client Information Line and Benefits Center (staffed by eligibility services workers) is also available during business hours at 1-855-6-CONNECT  (toll-free).


Stamford DSS staff are being re-deployed to work in the agency’s Bridgeport and New Haven field offices while the water damage is addressed.  The damage is believed to result from a second-floor overflow during routine weekend cleaning.


Besides Stamford, Bridgeport and New Haven, DSS has offices in Danbury, Waterbury, Middletown, New Britain, Norwich, Torrington, Hartford, Manchester and Willimantic.  For information about office locations, please visit


**Updates on the status of the Stamford office are also available at 1-203-551-2730**
We will also update this website message as the situation develops.  Thank you for your patience and support. 

NEW!  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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