*24/7 access to DSS: You can apply for & renew services online through our ConneCT portal (www.connect.ct.gov) without visiting a Field Office or calling our Benefits Center. Get case/benefit status, view notices, report changes, download budget sheets, upload & send documents -- & much more!

*Check out MyDSS--our new mobile-friendly app! Access your DSS account anywhere, anytime, on any device (www.ct.gov/mydss)

*Our 24/7 Client Information Line gives you access to many service & eligibility needs (1-855-626-6332).

*DSS Field Offices and staffed Benefits Center (also 1-855-626-6632) are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed Wednesday). www.ct.gov/dss/fieldoffices

Community Options

Overview

Department of Social Services and Department of Developmental Services

The State of Connecticut offers a variety of services to help eligible individuals who need support to live at home or to return to community living.  Many of the programs are administered under a Medicaid ‘waiver,’ meaning that Connecticut has received federal approval to waive certain Medicaid requirements to meet the service needs of older adults and adults with disabilities in the community. These programs and services include: 

We hope this website section about these home and community-based services will be helpful to you and your family.  The Department of Social Services’ Division of Health Services administers Medicaid waiver and related services.  Specifically, the DSS Community Options Unit (formerly the Alternate Care Unit) and the Money Follows the Person Unit are responsible for managing multiple waiver programs and related services in support of Connecticut citizens with disabilities of all ages.

Please follow this link for the CHC Provider Directory.