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Welfare/TFA

TFA is Temporary Family Assistance. It’s usually called "welfare" or "state." TFA is Connecticut’s cash assistance program for low-income parents, including teenage parents, and their children.
If your family has very LOW or NO income or you have a disability and can’t work, you may be able to get cash assistance from the State. Read this to learn: who can get it; how to apply; how much you could get; what you can do if they want to stop your assistance; and more.
The programs listed below are for people with low or no income or who are homeless. If you qualify for one program, you may also qualify for others.For most of these programs, you must apply to DSS (Department of Social Services). If you:
The Supplemental Nutrition Assitance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, is a nutrition program that helps low-income individuals and families buy food.
This benefits survey will help you determine if you could get help to pay for things like food, health insurance, and child care.
The ABC Calculator was created to help people in Connecticut easily find out what State and Federal programs they MAY be eligible for. By simply taking a few minutes and answering some anonymous questions regarding yourself, your family,...
ConneCT Customer Portal is a quick and easy way for people in Connecticut to get information about your benefits and other DSS programs. Use the link above to start a new application for food assistance (SNAP), cash assistance, and/or...
This online service, created by The National Council on Aging and other partners, screens for federal, state and some local private and public benefits for older adults (ages 55 and over). BenefitsCheckUp also provides a detailed...
This website is a quick and easy way for people who live in Connecticut to find out if they might be able to get help with:Buying Food (SNAP or food stamps)Medical BenefitsCash AssistanceSee also:ConneCT: Apply for AssistanceFrequently...
Mission is to:Meet basic needs of food, shelter, economic support and health care.Promote and support the choice to live with dignity in one's own home and community.Promote and support the achievement of economic viability in the...
This office provides the opportunity for applicants and recipients of DSS programs to request a hearing to contest actions taken by DSS.
Oversees the Food Stamp program and other nutrition programs, as well as the Rural Housing Program.
Oversees Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program, child care, child support enforcement, child abuse and neglect, etc.
Access your state benefits account, track your application, check your benefit amounts and more.
A list of common legal words and their definitions compiled by the Connecticut Judicial Branch. If you didn't find what you were looking for in the Connecticut Judicial Branch glossary, try this glossary of legal terms by the U.S....
The federal government maintains a web site designed to simplify access to information about government programs called GovBenefits.gov.  Users enter the site and check boxes indicating, for example, that they are unemployed or the...
Infoline (2-1-1) is a free service that can help you with many different kinds of problems, including substance abuse, domestic violence, suicide prevention, financial problems, and more. It is available 24 hours a day and 365 days per...
Information about the Food Stamp Program.
The Appearance form tells the court that you plan to participate in the case and that you should get a notice whenever something happens in the case. This form is also used to tell the court when you have changed your address.Help text for...
Infoline (2-1-1) is a free service that can help you with many different kinds of problems, including substance abuse, domestic violence, suicide prevention, financial problems, and more. It is available 24 hours a day and 365 days per...
Serves Fairfield County.Services include:Food pantry and soup kitchen, 203-292-5588Supportive affordable housing, 203-292-5588Shelters for men, women, and families, 203-254-2935
Statewide Legal Services is a telephone hotline helping callers with legal problems in Connecticut. They talk to callers about many different non-criminal legal problems. Some of the problems they can talk to you about include family,...
The WIC Program serves to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, & children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health...