The Connecticut Department of Social Services administers the Refugee Assistance cash and medical assistance program for needy individuals, families and children who are designated as refugees under United States Immigration and Naturalization Service regulations and who are ineligible to receive benefits from any other public assistance program. Benefits, which are the same as TFA benefit levels, are paid for a maximum of eight months beginning with the month of entry into the United States, as long as the household’s income and liquid assets remain at or under the income/asset limits for TFA.
For more information, call your local DSS office. To find local DSS offices in CONNECTICUT’S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:
Search by service name: Refugee/Entrant Cash Assistance.
SOURCE: Connecticut Department of Social Services
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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: February2016