Connecticut Benefits

Food Stamps

Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as Food Stamps, provides necessary aid to low income families so that they can have nutritional food. The program provides Food Stamps to all the eligible households living in the state of Connecticut.

Healthcare for Uninsured Kids and Youth (HUSKY)

Uninsured children in Connecticut represent a considerable diverse group and insuring them is a major priority. Connecticut's Healthcare for UninSured Kids and Youth, (HUSKY), is a state/ federal program that has enrolled over 4,000 children. It provides a timely opportunity for the state, as well as local community health centers and other primary-care facilities to reach those uninsured children in Connecticut's diverse communities and move the children into the HUSKY program.

Jobs First Temporary Family Assistance (TANF)

Connecticut's Jobs First Temporary Family Assistance program provides financial support to families with children who are struggling with low income. It offers monthly cash assistance to help with basic needs. The program is structured to not only offer immediate financial relief, but also to encourage and support families in their efforts to achieve long-term financial independence.


The Connecticut LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program), also known as Connecticut Energy Assistance Program helps low-income households meet their heating costs during the tough winter months through financial grants paid directly to the utility provider. In some critical situations, the grant is directly provided to the family unit.

MEDICAID (Husky C & Husky D)

Medicaid is a United States health care program aimed towards assisting low-income families. Requirements to participate in the Medicaid program vary in different states. Medicaid in Connecticut assists in issues such as pregnancy, some cancers, uninsured children and health coverage for refugees. However, different types of insurance covers in this package have particular requirements that potential participants must meet. Just like any other state/federal funded programs, most Connecticut Medicaid plans have income restrictions in regards to the federal poverty level (FPL)


In Connecticut, disabled workers who meet the eligibility requirements can take advantage of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. These benefits are intended to help individuals who cannot work because of a serious medical condition.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

In Connecticut, TEFAP provides food assistance to low-income individuals and families. The program partners with a network of local food distribution centers to ensure the availability of nutritious food items. This support is key in helping Connecticut residents who face challenges in getting enough food.


Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits in Connecticut are available to unemployed workers who have lost their employment due to no fault of their own. Such unemployed workers should be looking for new jobs or be in approved training to receive this temporary financial assistance. The funds for UI benefits come from the premiums that employers pay. The amount of benefits one may qualify to receive depends on wages earned during the qualification/base period. The application for UI claims can be filed online without having to visit your local office in person. If you are unemployed and you meet UI Benefits program eligibility criteria, you should file your claim for UI benefits at the earliest. Since these benefits are no retrospective, you will only receive benefits from the date you put up a claim.

Veterans Disability

Connecticut provides Veterans Disability Benefits to veterans who have been injured or developed a medical condition during their active military service. These benefits are designed to honor their service and sacrifice. Along with disability benefits, Connecticut veterans can access Veterans Readiness and Employment, VA Pension, VA home loans, and much more.


Connecticut Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) provides benefits to low-income households so that they can reduce their home energy costs through home improvement. The program aims to minimize fuel costs by reducing its consumption.


The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) in Connecticut provides nutritional food and related services to low income families in the state of Connecticut.