Connecticut SNAP Application

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How to Apply for SNAP Food Stamp Assistance in Connecticut?

In Connecticut, a General Application for food, cash, and certain medical coverage is used to apply for SNAP Benefits.

The Department of Social Services General Application can be downloaded from DSS Application and Forms page.

Fill in Connecticut SNAP аpplication part with all required information and turn it into the local DSS office where you live.

If you do not have all the information complete the Connecticut SNAP application as much as you can including your name, social security number, what you are applying for, and sign it.

The DSS Office has to accept the application with the current date. You can provide the rest of the information later at the interview.

The Connecticut SNAP application form can be completed also online or mailed to the local DSS Regional Office.

Before a decision is made a DSS worker has to interview you and verify all the paperwork. If they find you eligible, you will receive a notice stating how much food assistance benefits and for how long is the applicant eligible for before a review of their case is due.

If you are unable to get to the DSS Office, ask to do the interview over the phone. If eligible, you will start receiving SNAP Benefits from the date the office received your signed application.

I Need Food Assistance Now. It is an Emergency!

Some households may get Expedited Services – that is getting Food Assistance Benefits within 7 calendar days if your household has less than $150 in monthly gross income and liquid resources (cash, checking or savings accounts) of $100 or less; or your rent/mortgage and utilities are more than your household’s combined monthly income and liquid resources, or a member of your household is a migrant or seasonal farmworker. In order to get expedite assistance, if you qualify, provide all required information and proof as soon as possible.

Call 1-866-974-SNAP for more information on Connecticut Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

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Approx. of the total Connecticut population received Food Stamp Benefits in 2018

Recipients in June, 2018 of Food Stamps (SNAP) Benefits in Connecticut

Recipients in June, 2017 of Food Stamp (SNAP) Benefits in Connecticut

Connecticut Food Assistance Benefits

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