**DSS Greater Hartford Field Office is available Friday, August 7, for applications/forms, filling out on-site, and drop-off—8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.—at 20 Meadow Rd., Windsor.  Please note:  no in-person assistance available.  Visitors, please wear masks and observe safe social distancing.

 

**At all DSS Field Officesapplications and drop-boxes are available.  For office locations, please visit www.ct.gov/dss/fieldoffices.

 

**Response time at our telephone Benefits Center (1-855-6-CONNECT) is affected by power outages from Tropical Storm Isaias, related to computer access by staff. Thank you for your patience.

 

**24/7 access:  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.

Long-Term Care

Overview

Long-Term Services and Support

Governor Dannel P. Malloy, joined by Department of Social Services Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby and Office of Policy and Management Undersecretary Anne Foley, announced the release of Connecticut’s Strategic Plan to Rebalance Long-Term Services and Supports, including a town-by-town projection of Connecticut’s long-term care needs and strategies to meet those needs, on January 29, 2013. The Governor also announced that up to $72.8 million in federal funding will be awarded to support the expansion of home-care services for seniors and adults with disabilities. The federal funding, combined with a $13 million state investment, marks the first step in a rebalancing plan to expand long-term care services and reduce spending on costly institutional care. It will also help the nursing home industry adapt to the changing needs of elders and other adults with disabilities.