**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.

Reimbursement Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)

Overview

Home Health and Waiver Rate Increases

Please read the notice regarding the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Reinvestment Plan. The plan outlines the implementation of DSS Home Health and Waiver rate increases supported through the state general fund and with funds associated with the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).