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SNAP Benefit Reduced

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The Department of Social Services says nearly 225,000 Connecticut households will see a reduction in their food stamp benefits. On average, households will see a drop of about $17 in November. […]

11/01/2013

Sample SNAP card (Courtesy DSS)

DSS Extends Benefits for Thousands

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Department of Social Services Commissioner Roderick Bremby has ordered a so-called protective extension of medical and food benefits for about 15,500 low-income families that are risk of losing their eligibility due […]

08/29/2013

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Auditors Express Concern About DSS

The state auditors are expressing concern about three cases of misuse of state money which the Department of Social Services did not report to them.

08/29/2013

Aerial Shots of Hurricane Irene Damage in Connecticut

171 State Residents Accused Of Post-Irene Fraud

Connecticut officials say they’ve given prosecutors the names of 171 state residents who may have fraudulently received federal aid when additional food stamp benefits were made available after Tropical Storm Irene last August.

05/25/2012

Governor Dannel Malloy at the UConn Health Center. File photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Malloy: State Abided By Federal Guidelines In Food Aid Distribution

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the Connecticut Department of Social Services abided by federal guidelines when it distributed special food stamp benefits after the remnants of Hurricane Irene hit the state.

12/14/2011

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Markley Wants Review Of DSS Distribution Of Irene Aid

Southington state Sen. Joe Markley is asking state auditors to review how the Connecticut Department of Social Services handled the recent distribution of payments to needy people who sustained losses from Tropical Storm Irene.

10/01/2011

File Photo (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News)

Former DSS Worker Charged With Larceny

A former employee of the Connecticut Department of Social Services has been arrested on charges that she made more than $8,200 in unauthorized benefit payments to her brother and his roommate.

09/21/2011

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