Department of Social Services

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. […]


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 […]


Sample SNAP card (Courtesy DSS)

Food Stamp Debit Cards Again Active After Computer Problem

Clients of the Connecticut Department of Social Services and similar agencies in nine other states are not currently able to access their food stamp benefits using the debit-style card now used for the program.


Hurricane Irene, Aug. 25, 2011 (NOAA/AP Photo)

Hearings For 15 State Workers In Food Aid Fraud

Fifteen state employees suspected of fraudulently applying for federal food assistance after Tropical Storm Irene hit Connecticut have been referred for disciplinary proceedings.



Help Announced For Food Stamp Recipients Who Lost Food In Storm

More than 208,000 Connecticut households will get help replacing food that spoiled during flooding or power outages from Tropical Storm Irene.