Other Public Benefits

Need help paying your bills? Find out about programs that can provide cash, food, housing, medical care, child care, energy assistance, and more. Wonder if your kids have to change schools because you’re homeless? This article gives information for people with –or without– kids, veterans, those...
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.
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 year.
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 find out what State and Federal programs they may be eligible for. You will anonymously answer a few questions about yourself and anyone who lives with you. Then the ABC...
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...
Care 4 Kids is sponsored by DSS and helps low- to moderate-income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs.
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 Assistance
The CT Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities is the lead state agency on eliminating discrimination through civil and human rights enforcement.File a Discrimination Complaint
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.
See also: The 2016 Federal Poverty Guidelines
Access your state benefits account, track your application, check your benefit amounts and more.
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...
Additional links:New Haven Reentry Resource GuideReentry Guide to Free and Low-Cost Clothing in New HavenGuide to Food Pantries in New HavenReentry Guide to Soup Kitchens and Meals in New Haven
Operation Fuel provides assistance to Connecticut residents to help them cover their energy costs.Bookmark this link and check it often to get the latest information about Operation Fuel program updates.
Use this web site to find open Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) waiting lists throughout Connecticut. You can also sign up to get notices about open waiting lists in Connecticut.
Use this page to estimate your Social Security benefits.
Additional links:New Haven Reentry Resource GuideReentry Guide to Free and Low-Cost Clothing in New HavenGuide to Food Pantries in New HavenReentry Guide to Soup Kitchens and Meals in New Haven