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Legal help and resources during the Coronavirus crisis.

Benefits, Money, and Debt

This information is evolving quickly and we will try to update as needed. Beware of scams! The IRS will not call or email you asking for your personal information!

What is P-EBT? Will I get P-EBT? How do I get P-EBT?

Due to COVID-19, everyone who gets SNAP will get the full amount of SNAP for their household size for March and April.

Only a few state courthouses are operating and their business hours are limited. You may only enter an open courthouse if you are involved in a criminal arraignment or other criminal proceeding, filing or have a hearing for a Temporary Restraining Order or Civil Protection Order, or filing or have a hearing on an emergency motion for things like a temporary child custody or lockout case.

Here is the latest from DSS regarding the COVID-19 crisis.

On March 12, 2020, the CT Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA), which regulates some utility companies in Connecticut, ordered that the utility companies they regulate* cannot shut off utilities for residential customers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Lifeline is a federal program that lowers the monthly cost of phone and internet. Eligible customers will get up to $9.25 toward their bill. Learn more about Lifeline.

On March 12, 2020, the state ordered a prohibition of all shut offs for regulated residential electric, gas and water utilities during the COVID-19 emergency, as declared by Governor Lamont on March 10, 2020. That order is still in effect.

Get help from 2-1-1

Dial 2-1-1 or go to 211ct.org for help with services in your community.

Coronavirus: Get information about court access, work, benefits, housing, and more. Visit www.ctlawhelp.org/coronavirus.
CT Rent Assistance Program Opens Wednesday, July 15.
Get more information.
Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut is open to serve you! Call our legal aid hotline: 1-800-453-3320. You can also learn about our services and apply for legal help online.

Benefits, Money, and Debt

This information is evolving quickly and we will try to update as needed. Beware of scams! The IRS will not call or email you asking for your personal information!

What is P-EBT? Will I get P-EBT? How do I get P-EBT?

Due to COVID-19, everyone who gets SNAP will get the full amount of SNAP for their household size for March and April.

Only a few state courthouses are operating and their business hours are limited. You may only enter an open courthouse if you are involved in a criminal arraignment or other criminal proceeding, filing or have a hearing for a Temporary Restraining Order or Civil Protection Order, or filing or have a hearing on an emergency motion for things like a temporary child custody or lockout case.

Here is the latest from DSS regarding the COVID-19 crisis.

On March 12, 2020, the CT Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA), which regulates some utility companies in Connecticut, ordered that the utility companies they regulate* cannot shut off utilities for residential customers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Lifeline is a federal program that lowers the monthly cost of phone and internet. Eligible customers will get up to $9.25 toward their bill. Learn more about Lifeline.

On March 12, 2020, the state ordered a prohibition of all shut offs for regulated residential electric, gas and water utilities during the COVID-19 emergency, as declared by Governor Lamont on March 10, 2020. That order is still in effect.