**Response time at our telephone Benefits Center is being affected by power outages from Tropical Storm Isaias, related to computer access by staff. Thank you for your patience. [August 5, 2020, at 8 a.m.]

The Department of Social Services has suspended in-person visits to our field offices as a protective measure for customers and staff. We are continuing to provide services. Customers can access benefit and application information, 24/7, at www.connect.ct.gov and www.ct.gov/dss/apply; or 1-855-6-CONNECT. Full information on ways to contact DSS online, by phone, by mail, and at office dropboxes is at www.ct.gov/dss/fieldoffices. Information and updates about child support is available at www.ct.gov/dss/childsupport. Please also visit www.ct.gov/coronavirus for latest State of Connecticut updates; and www.ct.gov/dss/covid for DSS-specific updates. Thank you.

Community First Choice

Overview

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You have a say in how and where you live.
 

Are you or a loved one living in the community and need assistance to remain there?  The Affordable Care Act created an optional State Plan service which will allow eligible individuals to access Personal Attendant Care (PCA) and other services and supports through self-direction.  This is called Community First Choice (CFC).  Click the link below (“CFC - Click Here for FAQs”) to find out more about how CFC in Connecticut can help.

 

Click on the button below (“Click Here to Apply”) to submit an on-line application for CFC.  For assistance, or to complete an application by phone: please dial 2-1-1 between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday – Choose Option 3

 
CFC - Click Here for FAQs
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 Elderly couple