**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.

Community Living Arrangements (CLA)

Overview

Community Living Arrangements (CLA) also known as group homes, are operated by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) or private agencies that offer individuals the opportunity to live in community housing. Homes are small in size and generally serve six or fewer individuals. To capture federal reimbursement, the majority of CLA residences are enrolled under a Medicaid Home and Community Based Waiver administered by DSS.

2021 CLA Prospective Rate Letters (all providers)