**DSS Field Offices are now open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

**DSS Field Offices and our staffed telephone Benefits Center (1-855-6-CONNECT or 1-855-626-6632) are closed on Wednesdays to allow our staff time to process applications, renewals and related work.

**24/7 access: Customers can access benefit and application information, at www.connect.ct.gov and www.ct.gov/dss/apply; or our automated Client Information Line at 1-855-6-CONNECT (1-855-626-6632). More about 24/7 access options at www.ct.gov/dss/fieldoffices.

Med-Connect (Medicaid for Employees with Disabilities)

Eligibility

Medicaid for Employees with Disabilities (MED-Connect or S05) is a program for those individuals who have a medically certified disability or blindness and are working for pay. 

 

Income Guidelines 2021

Enrollees can have income up to $75,000 per year, and qualify for full Medicaid/HUSKY Health coverage. Some or all the income must be from employment earnings. Only the applicant’s income counts to determine program eligibility.*

 

Asset Guidelines 2021

Countable asset limit of $10,000 for an individual and $15,000 for a couple.

 

Additional Requirement for Medically Improved Group

Persons who have lost disability status with the Social Security Administration, but still have a severe medical impairment can continue to receive Medicaid under MED-Connect if they meet the minimum earnings criteria. Must be earning at least 40 times the federal hourly minimum wage, currently set at $7.25 (cannot exceed $6,250 per month total countable income).

 

Premiums

Med-Connect beneficiaries may have to pay monthly premiums.  *Spouse’s income counted when determining monthly premium amounts. Household size affects premiums.

If countable income is below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) no premium cost

If countable income is over 200% FPL the premium cost is based on 10% of income above the limit. There is an exception for individuals whose net family income is between 250% and 450% of the FPL.  These individuals pay a maximum of 7.5% of their net family income.

Federal Poverty Level 2021:

Individual = $2147 monthly                 Couple = $2904 monthly