MyAccount is an online tool for current DSS clients to create an account to access certain information about their benefits or for new clients wanting to apply for benefits. Once a client is registered, information about their DSS benefits such as application status, benefits currently active, household members receiving benefits, and notification about any upcoming redeterminations can be viewed. DSS applications and forms are also available on this website and a pre-screening tool to check for eligibility for programs. Clients can visit connect.ct.gov
to access the website.
NOTE: If clients forget password, there is an option on website, under Access Now, to reset a password
The following benefits can be applied for online, in addition to downloading an application and mailing it in, or visiting a DSS regional office. Individuals will be notified by mail, with the determination of their request:Update 5/2022:
New mobile-friendly application called MyDSS
for use by client households throughout Connecticut. MyDSS
will help individuals access benefit information and interact with DSS anytime, anywhere, on any device! Unlike a traditional mobile application, you won't find MyDSS
on the app store. Individuals can visit www.mydss.ct.gov
and save it as a shortcut to your phone. Please see the FAQ at www.mydss.ct.gov
for more guidance about how to save MyDSS to an iPhone or Android phone.
Follow the link, Video Guides for DSS Clients
, to learn more about MyDSS
Go to http://www.ct.gov/dss/apply.
and click on apply now to start the process:
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, is a nutrition program that helps low-income individuals and families buy food. The Federal governments created the program to help people with low income eat well to stay healthy.
Connecticut has several health care programs that help residents get health care coverage:
* HUSKY A (for children under 19, parents, pregnant women, and adults who live with and take care of children who are related to them) - Connecticut children and their parents or a relative caregiver, and pregnant women may be eligible for HUSKY A (also known as Medicaid), depending on family income
*HUSKY B (for children under 19) - Uninsured children under age 19 in higher-income households may be eligible for HUSKY B (also known as the Children.s Health Insurance Program). Depending on specific income level, family cost-sharing applies.
* HUSKY C (for people who are 65 or older, blind, or disabled) - - Connecticut residents aged 65 or older, or who are aged 18 through 64 and who are blind, or who have another disability, may qualify for coverage under HUSKY C (also known as Medicaid for the Aged/Blind/Disabled, or Title 19).
*HUSKY D (for low-income adults ages 19-64) - Connecticut residents aged 19 through 64, who do not qualify for HUSKY A, who do not receive federal Supplemental Security Income or Medicare, and who are not pregnant, may qualify for HUSKY D (also known as Medicaid for Low-Income Adults).
*Medicare Savings Program - The Medicare Savings Programs (MSP), also known as Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB), Specified Low Income Beneficiary (SLMB) and Additional Low Income Beneficiary (ALMB), help pay for your Medicare premiums. QMB will also pay for your Medicare co-insurance and deductibles. We can only make the payment if the provider accepts Medicaid.