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State and federal benefits programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, unemployment, cash assistance, SNAP, disability assistance.

Food, Cash, and Housing

If your family has very low income or no income at all, you may be able to get cash assistance. Find out how much cash assistance you could get, how long it could last, special help for people experiencing family violence, and more.

Do you need help paying your bills? Find out about programs that can provide cash, food, housing, medical care, child care, energy assistance, and more. This information can help people with or without kids, veterans, people who have a disability, teens living on their own, and more.

SNAP (also called food stamps) is a program that helps people with low income 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.

If you disagree with a decision DSS has made about your cash assistance, you can appeal by asking for a hearing in writing. DSS must get your appeal within 60 days. Read this to learn how to start an appeal.

If you disagree with a decision DSS has made about your SNAP (food stamps), you can appeal and ask for a hearing in writing or by phone.

By answering just a few questions you can see if you may be able to get help with groceries, school lunches, your doctor bills, medication, heating costs, or even money for your day-to-day expenses.

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 you got a notice that your benefits are being lowered or cut off and you disagree, you can appeal in writing to Social Security.

People may be concerned about how the partial federal government shutdown will affect federal programs. Here is some information that we collected on various programs.

This article explains what SSI is, whether household income matters in SSI, and more.

A Notice of Overpayment is a letter that says you owe Social Security money. This article is for people who get SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance). If you get SSI, you should read the article about SSI Overpayments because the rules are different.

A Notice of Overpayment is a letter that says you owe Social Security money. This article is for people who get SSI (Supplemental Security Income). If you get SSDI, you should read the article about SSDI Overpayments because the rules are different.

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Are your benefits being lowered or cut off? You can appeal, but there are deadlines, so you must act very quickly. Here's how to request that your benefits continue:

Food, Cash, and Housing

If your family has very low income or no income at all, you may be able to get cash assistance. Find out how much cash assistance you could get, how long it could last, special help for people experiencing family violence, and more.

Do you need help paying your bills? Find out about programs that can provide cash, food, housing, medical care, child care, energy assistance, and more. This information can help people with or without kids, veterans, people who have a disability, teens living on their own, and more.

SNAP (also called food stamps) is a program that helps people with low income 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.

If you disagree with a decision DSS has made about your cash assistance, you can appeal by asking for a hearing in writing. DSS must get your appeal within 60 days. Read this to learn how to start an appeal.

If you disagree with a decision DSS has made about your SNAP (food stamps), you can appeal and ask for a hearing in writing or by phone.

By answering just a few questions you can see if you may be able to get help with groceries, school lunches, your doctor bills, medication, heating costs, or even money for your day-to-day expenses.

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 you got a notice that your benefits are being lowered or cut off and you disagree, you can appeal in writing to Social Security.

People may be concerned about how the partial federal government shutdown will affect federal programs. Here is some information that we collected on various programs.

This article explains what SSI is, whether household income matters in SSI, and more.

A Notice of Overpayment is a letter that says you owe Social Security money. This article is for people who get SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance). If you get SSI, you should read the article about SSI Overpayments because the rules are different.

A Notice of Overpayment is a letter that says you owe Social Security money. This article is for people who get SSI (Supplemental Security Income). If you get SSDI, you should read the article about SSDI Overpayments because the rules are different.