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  • Child Support

    The mission of the Office of Child Support Services within the Connecticut Department of Social Services is to improve the well-being of children, promote the self-sufficiency of families, and deliver quality child support services, with recognition that to grow and thrive children require the financial, medical, and emotional support of both parents, regardless of their living situation or relationship.

  • Child Support - Custodial Party Information

    There are generally three parties in a child support case: the child(ren), the custodial party and the non-custodial parent. The custodial party is the person who lives with the child and has primary responsibility for the care of the child. The non-custodial parent is often the child's father, although in some circumstances the child's mother can also be the non-custodial parent.

  • Child Support - Non-Custodial Parent

    Parents have a responsibility to support their children financially. Obtaining child support is important to their well-being, and CT DSS can assist parties in obtaining a child support order. If a person does not already receive child support, the child’s parent, guardian, legal custodian, or the person with whom the child lives can contact CT DSS for assistance in obtaining an order for the payment of child support and health care coverage for the child(ren.)

  • Disability Services

    The Department administers programs which promote social, physical and economic well-being while providing people with disabilities with opportunities to achieve their full potential for self-direction. The Department works closely with an advisory council comprised primarily of people with disabilities which makes recommendations to improve the planning, development and administration of programs.

  • Durable Medical Equipment

    The Department of Social Services Durable Medical Equipment program provides equipment to help you move around: canes, crutches, walkers and wheelchairs. DME also includes equipment needed to care for you at home: bed pans, heat lamps or pads, hospital beds, special toilet seats and machines that help make breathing easier. *Service available to Medicaid recipients only

  • Economic Security - Financial Assistance

    The financial assistance programs provide income support to individuals and families to meet their basic needs while encouraging their maximum degree of independence.

  • Fatherhood Initiative of CT

    Anyone who tells you fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you, they are understating it. -Mike Myers

  • Money Follows the Person Program

    Money Follows the Person is a Federal demonstration project dedicated to assuring Connecticut residents access to a full range of high quality, long-term care options that maximize autonomy, choice and dignity.

  • Person-Centered Medical Home Plus (PCMH+)

    The Department is implementing a new program called Person-Centered Medical Home Plus or PCMH+. PCMH+ will provide person-centered, comprehensive and coordinated care. The purpose of this webpage is to provide PCMH+ Participating Entities with program information and updates.

  • School Based Health Care Program - Calendar

    Important Reminder: All participants must complete the RMTS online training every 365 days before they can complete any moments for the upcoming school year. RMTS participants are encouraged to login to the system once they receive their credentials and complete the training module (10 minutes) before the start of the RTMS on October 3.

  • School Based Health Care Program - Cost Reports

    The Department of Social Services calculates payment rates for services covered under the Medicaid School Based Child Health Program. For school districts participating in the SBCH Program, pursuant to Federal requirements, the Department shall follow the OMB Circular A87 guidelines when developing school district specific fee-for-service rates for services covered under the SBCH Program.

  • School Based Health Care Program - Parental Consent

    Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a school district may ask a parent for consent to access the parent's or their child's public benefits or insurance to pay for health-related services. Before accessing this information, the school district must provide written notification as well as obtain the parent's written permission.

  • School Based Health Care Program - Random Moment Time Study

    Effective October 1, 2014, a statewide Random Moment Time Study (RMTS) will be used in the School Based Child Health (SBCH)

  • School Based Health Care Program

    The federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) ensures that all children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21 have available to them a free appropriate public education (FAPE) that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education. Under Part B of IDEA, school districts must prepare an individualized education plan (IEP) which specifies all special education and related services to be provided to a child with a disability.

  • Temporary Family Assistance - TFA

    TFA is a cash assistance program for basic and special needs which are paid to recipients of Jobs First.