[Updated May 24, 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 do not expect the office to open until late June 2016, at the earliest.
We urge our Stamford-area clients with online access to consider visiting www.connect.ct.gov or www.ct.gov/dss 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 www.ct.gov/dss/fieldoffices.
**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.