**DSS Field Offices are now open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 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.

Programs and Services

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  • Fatherhood Initiative of CT

    Anyone who tells you fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you, they are understating it. -Mike Myers

  • Grandparents As Parents

    The State of Connecticut Department of Social Services Aging Services Division developed the Grandparents as Parents Support network (GAPS) to provide assistance in establishing grandparent support groups for grandparents and relatives raising children. This statewide network is designed to encourage and promote the creation of services for relatives who have taken on the responsibility of parenting.

  • Housing Options for Seniors

    The Aging Services Division, Connecticut’s State Unit on Aging, administers many programs for housing with the diverse needs of seniors in mind. Included in these programs are assisted living, congregate housing, independent living options, continuing care retirement communities and more.

  • Human Services Infrastructure

    In the system we envision, people would be able to get help that felt like help when they needed it and access concrete resources to support their efforts toward improved self-sufficiency.

  • HUSKY (Medicaid) Coverage for Breast and Cervical Cancer

    Medicaid Coverage for Breast and Cervical Cancer aims to support the health of women receiving breast and cervical cancer screenings and services by providing full Medicaid coverage for them. This program works in conjunction with the Department of Public Health’s Connecticut Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.

  • HUSKY Health (Medicaid & Children’s Health Insurance Program)

    HUSKY Health is the State of Connecticut’s public health coverage program for eligible children, parents, relative caregivers, elders, individuals with disabilities, adults without children, and pregnant women. Eligibility criteria vary. HUSKY Health encompasses: HUSKY A (Medicaid for children/parents/relative caregivers/pregnant women); HUSKY B (non-Medicaid Children’s Health Insurance Program); HUSKY C (Medicaid for the Aged/Blind/Disabled, also known as Title 19 and including Long-Term Care services); and HUSKY D (Medicaid for Low-Income Adults).

  • Integrated Care for Kids – A New Federal Grant Opportunity

    The InCK Model will assist states and local communities in addressing priority health concerns for children.

  • Jobs First

    Jobs First Employment Services, provided by the Department of Labor, are designed to rapidly move recipients of Temporary Family Assistance into employment and toward self-sufficiency.

  • Long-Term Services and Support - LTSS

    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.

  • Med-Connect (Medicaid for Employees with Disabilities)

    Medicaid for Employees with Disabilities, also known as MED-Connect, provides medical assistance to employed individuals with disabilities. Enrollees can earn up to $75,000 per year and qualify for full Medicaid/HUSKY Health coverage.

  • Medicaid Nursing Home Reimbursement

    Under the Connecticut Medicaid program, payment rates for nursing homes are set on a cost-based prospective basis in accordance with Section 17b-340 of the Connecticut General Statutes and Section 17-311-52 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies.

  • Medicare Savings Program

    The State of Connecticut offers financial assistance to eligible Medicare enrollees through our 'Medicare Savings Programs.' These programs may help pay Medicare Part B premiums, deductibles and co-insurance.

  • Money Follows the Person

  • Money Follows the Person Program

    Money Follows the Person is a Federal demonstration project dedicated to assuring Connecticut residents access to a full range of high quality, long-term care options that maximize autonomy, choice and dignity.

  • National Family Caregiver Support Program

    The program was designed to give caregivers a variety of services to lean on so they can have support in caring for their loved ones at home. The program was created for family and other unpaid caregivers supporting older individuals, as well as grandparents and older relatives acting as parents.