Are you trying to access your Connecticut benefits through the CT Connect online portal, but are having trouble logging in? We can help. In this article, we will walk you through the steps to successfully complete the Connect CT Gov Login.
If you are new to the CT DSS online benefits portal, Connect.CT.gov is the website used to apply and manage your public assistance benefits.
In this article, we will cover:
- Connect CT Account Information
- Benefits of CT DSS Account
- How to Login Connect CT Gov Online Account
- Recover your DSS Connect User ID
- Reset your DSS CT Password
- How to Create a Connect.CT.gov Account
- Connect.CT.gov Frequently Asked Questions
For help logging in your Connecticut Connect online account including step-by-step instructions, continue reading below.
Connect CT Account
Connecticut’s online benefits portal, Connect.ct.gov is managed by the Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS). The online application provides Connecticut residents with access to various government assistance programs, including:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Food Stamps
- Cash Assistance
- Medical Assistance and Medicaid (HUSKY C)
- Medicaid for Employees with Disabilities (MED-Connect)
These programs help low-income individuals and households in Connecticut improve their quality of life.
Benefits of CT DSS Account
A CT DSS account is safe, secure, and provides Connecticut residents with access to benefits 24 hours a days, 7 days a week.
The www.connect.ct.gov website can be used to:
- Determine eligibility for benefits
- Apply for CT benefits online
- Complete a saved benefits application
- Check the status of an application
- Submit changes to benefits
- Upload documents
To find out how to login your Connecticut Connect.CT.gov account, continue reading below. We will also walk you through the steps of what to do if you forgot your CT DSS User ID or Password.
Connect CT Gov Login Instructions
If you are trying to login to your Connect CT online account, follow the step-by-step instructions below.
Step 1 – Visit the Connecticut Connect CT Website
The first step when beginning the login process is to visit the Connecticut Connect CT gov website. You can access the website at www.connect.ct.gov.
Once on the website, locate the My Account section on the right-side of the page. After that, click the “Access Now” button. You will be taken to the CT Connect login page.
For help, see the screenshot below.
Step 2 – Enter your Connect CT User ID & Password
Now that you are on the login page, enter Connect CT User ID and Password. Once entered, click the “Login” button to be taken to your account homepage.
Forgot your Connect CT User ID? Follow the instructions below for help with your CT DSS login information.
How to recover Connect CT User ID
If you have forgotten your Connecticut food stamps account User ID, we can help. We will walk you through the steps to recover your Connect CT User ID below.
Follow these steps:
Step 1 – Visit the Connect CT Gov Login Page
When trying to recover your Connecticut Connect CT User ID, the first thing you need to do visit the Login Page. To be taken to the Connect CT Gov Login Page, click here.
Step 2 – Go to the Connect CT Forgot User ID Page
On the Login Page, click the link that says, “Forgot User ID or Password.” This will take you to a new page where you can recover your CT Connect User ID.
For help, refer to the screenshot below.
Step 3 – Enter your Email Address
Next, enter the email address associated with your Connecticut DSS online account. Once entered, click the “Submit” button.
Step 4 – Get your CT Connect User ID
If you have entered a correct email address, your Connect CT Gov User ID will appear on the page. You can now use this information to login your CT DSS online account and access or apply for benefits.
Forgot your Connect CT Password? Follow the instructions below for help with your Connecticut Connect CT password.
How to reset Connect CT Password
If you have also forgotten your Connect CT Gov Password and cannot login your account, follow the instructions below.
To reset your CT DSS Connect Password:
Step 1 – Visit the Connect CT Gov Login Page
If you need to reset your Connecticut Connect CT Password, the first thing you need to do visit the Login Page. To be taken to the Connect CT Gov Login Page, click here.
Step 2 – Go to the Connect CT Forgot Password Page
On the Login Page, click the link that says, “Forgot User ID or Password.” This will take you to a new page where you can reset your forgotten CT Connect Password.
For help, refer to the screenshot below.
Step 3 – Enter your CT Connect User ID
Next, under the Forgot Password section, enter your CT DSS User ID. After that, click the “Submit” button. You must provide your User ID in order to change your password and gain access to your CT DSS online account.
Step 4 – Answer the Secret Questions
After clicking submit, you will be taken to new page where you will be asked to answer four secret questions. These are questions you set-up when you created your Connect CT Gov account.
You must provide the correct answers to all four questions to reset your Connect CT Password. This is to protect the security of your account and personal information.
Once you’ve answered all the questions, click the “Submit” button.
Step 5 – Create a new Connect CT Password
If you successfully answered all the secret questions, you will now be able to create your new Connect CT password.
Your password must be 9-15 characters long and have at least one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter, one number, and one special character.
Be sure to confirm your new password by retyping it. Once complete, click the “Submit” button.
Congratulations! You have now successfully reset your Connect CT Gov password. Use this information to login to your CT Connect online account and access your benefits.
If you are new to the Connect.CT.Gov website, you first need to create an online account before you can apply or access your benefits. For help creating your Connecticut online benefits account, continue reading.
Create a Connect CT gov Online Account
If this is your first time using the Connect.CT.gov online application, you need to create an account. For helping creating your online CT DSS account, watch the video and follow the instructions below.
To create your Connecticut Connect online account, visit www.connect.ct.gov.
Once on the website, locate the My Account section on the right-side of the page. After that, click the “Create an Account” link.
For help, see the screenshot below.
You will be taken to a new page where you can begin setting up MyAccount. Complete all of the requested personal information and follow the instructions provided to successfully create your Connect CT Gov online benefits account.
DSS CT Phone Number
If you need additional help with your Connecticut food stamps account on the Connect.CT.gov website, please contact the DSS CT phone number. You can contact DSS CT Customer Service by calling their phone number at 855-6-Connect or 855-626-6632.
Connecticut DSS CT Customer Service is available to help you with your Connect CT online account, complete your application for benefits, and answers general questions you have about your CT benefits.
Apply for Connecticut Food Stamps
If you are trying to access the CT food stamps application, we can help. You can apply for Connecticut food stamp benefits online, by mail, or in-person at your local DSS office.
Apply for CT Food Stamps Online
To submit a CT food stamps application online, visit the www.connect.ct.gov website. Click here to visit the Connect CT gov website.
Once on the website, find the the “Apply for Benefits” located on the right-side of the page. Then, click the “Apply Now” button.
After that, follow the steps to complete your CT Food Stamps Application online.
Apply for CT Food Stamps by Mail
To apply for Connecticut food stamps by mail, the first thing you need to do is download and print out your application for benefits.
You can access the CT SNAP Application here:
Connecticut CT Food Stamps Application
Once you print the application, you can complete the application for benefits. When complete, mail your complete CT food stamps application to your local Connecticut DSS office.
To find the address of the CT DSS office near you, click here.
Apply for CT Food Stamps In-Person
To apply for Connecticut food stamps in-person, please visit the Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS) office near you. For help finding the CT DSS in your county, click here.
Be sure to visit the office during their hours of operation. A DSS worker will be able to help you complete your application for benefits.
If you cannot visit a DSS office, you can also authorize someone else to complete the CT benefits application for you.
For additional help completing your Connecticut Food Stamps application, check out our article here.
Get answers to some of our most popular questions about the Connecticut Connect CT account.
Can I upload documents to Connect CT gov?
Yes you can upload documents to your Connect.CT.gov online benefits account. If you upload your documents electronically to your online Connect CT account, the DSS will receive your documents instantly.
How to upload documents to Connect CT gov
To upload documents to Connect CT gov, please login your online account. Once logged in, visit your Applications section. Click the Documents section. You will now see an option to upload a file. Click the upload button. When complete, click the “Submit” button to send your documents to CT DSS.
Can I mail documents to Connect.CT.gov?
Yes, you can also mail verification documents to your local DSS office. If you mail documents be sure to include a cover sheet. You can download a cover sheet by going logging into your Connect.CT.gov MyAccount, then selecting the “Mail” link.
How soon will I get Connecticut food stamp benefits?
You will receive a decision regarding your CT SNAP application within 30 days from the date you submit your application. If you need help sooner, check to see if you qualify for expedited service SNAP benefits.
If you qualify for expedited food stamps, you can receive benefits within 7 days.
How do I know if I qualify for expedited service SNAP benefits?
You can qualify for expedited service is your monthly shelter costs are more than your total gross income and assets. You can also qualify for expedited food stamp benefits if you are a seasonal farm worker or destitute migrate.
Can I get SNAP benefits if I don’t have kids?
Yes, you can still qualify for food stamp benefits if you do not have any children or children living in your household.
How do I check my Connecticut EBT Card balance?
You can check your Connecticut SNAP EBT Card balance by phone or online 24/7. To check your Connecticut EBT Card balance online, visit the Connecticut Connect EBT website. After that, enter your User ID and Password to login and check your CT EBT balance.
You can also check your Connecticut food stamp balance by calling the toll-free customer service phone number at 1-888-328-2666. For more help completing your Connecticut EBT Card balance check, check out our article here.
Please have your Connecticut EBT Card Number and PIN ready – you will need to enter this information to get your balance.
Connect CT Account Summary
We hope this post on how to complete the Connect CT Gov Login was helpful. If you have additional questions about your Connecticut food stamps online account, please let us know in the comments section below. We are here to help!
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Carrie is a lead writer and editor for Food Stamps Now. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Salisbury University. Carrie specializes in content creation, website development, graphic design, SEO and content strategy for Food Stamps Now. She is passionate about helping low income Americans access the resources and information to improve their quality of life.