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Early Childhood - Finance & Benefits

Early Childhood - Finance & Benefits
Early Childhood - Finance & Benefits
Questions Your Child Will Want You to Ask:
  Are you helping me learn the importance of money?  Do I have a savings account?  Are you teaching me how to save for something I want to purchase?  Will your health insurance cover my needs?  Do you know if I qualify for special healthcare or disability services?  Do you need help balancing paying for things I need with meeting our family’s financial obligations?  Have you considered applying for services, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid, Special Healthcare Needs, or Division of Developmental Disabilities?  Do you know the qualifications and income guidelines for the various programs?  Are you looking for community supports and resources?  Do you know where to find affordable childcare for me?

Helping Young Children Understand the Importance of Money

Financial Literacy for Everyone – Practical money skills for life   https://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/foreducators/lesson_plans/special.php

Help Paying for HealthCare Services

Children's Health Insurance Health Plans in CT-Medicaid and CHIP provide no-cost or low-cost health coverage for eligible children in Connecticut.   http://www.insurekidsnow.gov/state/connecticut/

CT Health Channel: Your single source for Connecticut public and private health information http://www.cthealthchannel.org/636

Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs –Department of Health information on medical initiatives http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3138&Q=387702&PM=1

Government Financial Assistance
Social Security Benefits for Children -valuable resource for information about all of Social Security’s programs. http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10026.pdf
Free or low cost health coverage for children under 19 and their Families www.huskyhealth.com   Phone:  877-284-8759/
Medicaid (Title 19) (Insurance) – If you have SSI you can be automatically eligible via  Dept. of Soc. Serv. 1-800-842-1508 - www.dss.state.ct.us
Katie Beckett Waiver (Insurance)  – For severely disabled children up to age 18 not covered by the “traditional” Medicaid program, waives family income  (800) 445-5394 (Press #3)

Affordable Childcare

“Care 4 Kids” – Helping low to moderate Income families pay for childcare expenses 1-888-214-5437