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Income Assistance

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Supplemental Security  Income (SSI):
SSI provides monthly cash assistance to  disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources.  SSI benefits are also available to people over the age of 65 who meet financial eligibility.  SSI provides cash benefits to meet basic needs of food, shelter and clothing. To be eligible, a beneficiary has to meet both the income and asset guidelines.  The SSI maximum benefit for 2014  is $721  per month for an individual or $1,082 for a married couple.
For further information about this program, please contact the Social Security Administration office located closest to you.

 If you need additional assistance, call CHOICES at 1-800-994-9422.

  • Social Security Administration3885 Main StreetBridgeport, CT 06606(866) 331-6399(800) 772-1213
  • Social Security Administration2 Landmark SquareStamford, CT 06901(203) 359-0030

 

Connecticut Supplemental Income Program:

A program administered by the Department of Social Services (DSS) in Connecticut. It provides additional cash assistance beyond the Federal SSI amount. However, the actual receipt of SSI is not required. For example, if a person receives a low monthly Social Security benefit, private pension, veteran’s benefits, or limited income from other source, he/she may still qualify for the State Supplement Program. To qualify, the person must be 65 years of age or older, blind or disabled. In addition, he/she has to meet both the income and assets guidelines. For further information about this program, click here.

Or contact the Connecticut Department of Social Services  :

  • ConneCT Benefits Center at 1-855-6-CONNECT  or visit their website.

 

You can also visit a regional DSS Office:

  • Department of Social Services925 Housatonic AvenueBridgeport, CT 06606
  • Department of Social Services1642 Bedford StreetStamford, CT 06905

 

If you need additional assistance, call CHOICES  at 1 (800) 994-9422.