**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.

Children Health Insurance Program (CHIP) State Plan Amendment

Overview

HUSKY B is Connecticut’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP, also known as Title XXI). HUSKY B provides a free or low cost health insurance program for children and youth up to age 19 for families who are not income eligible for HUSKY A. There may be premium or copay requirements. (Please refer to www.ct.gov/husky for additional information.)  HUSKY B offers medical, dental and behavioral health services. 

CHIP SPA 11: Updates to HUSKY Plus Benefits Limit for Medical Equipment, Devices and Supplies and Therapy Services