*The DSS Danbury Field Office will be closed Friday, February 3, due to a need for maintenance/repairs.

*SNAP Recipients: Starting in January 2023, DSS will be texting renewal reminders to recipients who need to submit their renewal forms. Texts will come from the DSS Benefits Center phone number (855-626-6632). Texts will be strictly informational. They will NOT ask for identifying or personal information. Click here for more information.

*Don’t miss important news about your benefits: Update your contact info online now! Visit Update Us (ct.gov)

*24/7 access to DSS: Already a DSS client? Use the MyDSS mobile-friendly app: www.ct.gov/mydss. Apply & renew services at www.connect.ct.gov, plus get benefit status, notices, report changes, upload/send documents & more!

Residential Care Homes (RCH)

Related Resources

Mandatory In-person Training for All RCHs
The Department is hosting a series of tree mandatory in-person training sessions for all RCH’s. The training sessions will include important information on the CMS final settings rule which goes into effect on March 17, 2023. The mandatory training sessions will also include information about funding opportunities, waiver supports, billing and more. In-person sessions will be held at the DSS Central Office located at 55 Farmington Ave, Hartford and each session will feature a different topic RCH’s are required to attend all three. Please click on the flyer to RSVP.

Virtual Meetings
The Department is hosting a series of virtual meetings for the RCH industry. All RCH staff and administrators are invited to attend. Meeting dates and agenda topics are below and will be held virtually via Teams. Meetings will be one hour in length. Please see Teams call information below.

August 18th - Settings Rule 101
September 15 - Settings Rule Training
October 20 - Cost Report Training
November 17 - Person Centered Care
December 15 - Resident Rights
January 19 - Crisis Prevention, De-escalation, Intervention
February 16 - TBD
March 16 - TBD

Join on your computer or mobile app
Click here to join the meeting Or join by entering a meeting ID
Meeting ID: 236 966 181 505
Passcode: 8uzQxf Or call in (audio only)
+1 860-840-2075,,982230439#   United States, Hartford
Phone Conference ID: 982 230 439#

Other State Funded Programs
Letter Regarding CMS Final Rule
Letter Regarding Patient Needs Resident Trust Fund Accounts
Uses for Resident Funds
Resident Rights Transfers and Discharges - Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP)
LTCOP Involuntary Discharge Portal Information

Cost Report Supporting Documents

2020 Salary Limitation Schedule
2021 Salary Limitation Schedule
2022 Salary Limitation Schedule
2023 Salary Limitation Schedule
Cost Limitations

2018 Rate Increase
The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management (OPM) approved a 1% increase to Residential Care Home rates effective July 1, 2018. Information regarding the rate increase is posted below. 

RCH Rate Increase Guidance Letter - October 3, 2018
RCH Rate Increase Cost Analysis
RCH Rate Increase Frequently Asked Questions - October 19, 2018