**The DSS New Britain Field Office is closed until Monday, November 30, 2020.

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

**Field Offices and our telephone Benefits Center are closed on Wednesdays to allow our staff time to process applications, renewals and related work. Please visit www.ct.gov/dss/fieldoffices for full information about services at Field Offices, including interviews by appointment and Child Support services.

**24/7 access: Customers can access benefit and application information, at www.connect.ct.gov and www.ct.gov/dss/apply; or our Client Information Line at 1-855-6-CONNECT (1-855-626-6632) . More about 24/7 access options at www.ct.gov/dss/fieldoffices.

**Response time at our telephone Benefits Center, open every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 1-855-6-CONNECT (1-855-626-6632), is currently longer than usual.  Thank you for your patience.

Health & Home Care

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  • Autism Spectrum Disorder - ASD

    The Department of Social Services Waiver for Persons with Autism provides home-and community-based services to individuals with autism who do not have an intellectual disability (a full IQ score of 70 or higher).

  • Birth to Three

    Medicaid Reimbursement information for the Birth to Three program.

  • Certificate of Need (CON)

    The Department of Social Services is responsible for the Certificate of Need (CON) process for nursing homes, residential care homes and intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

  • Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics

    In August 2015 the State of Connecticut, specifically the Departments of Social Services, Mental Health and Addiction Services, and Children and Families, submitted an application for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) funding opportunity 16-001, Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics Planning Grant.

  • Children Health Insurance Program (CHIP) State Plan Amendment

    HUSKY B is Connecticut’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP, also known as Title XXI). HUSKY B provides a free or low cost health insurance program for children and youth up to age 19 for families who are not income eligible for HUSKY A.

  • CHOICES is CT's State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) for Medicare Beneficiaries.

    CHOICES Is administered by the State of Connecticut Department on Aging, in partnership with the Area Agencies on Aging and the Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc. Our mission is to ­empower, educate, and assist Medicare-eligible individuals, their families, and caregivers through objective outreach, counseling, and training to make informed health insurance decisions that optimize access to care and benefits.

  • Community First Choice

    Are you or a loved one living in the community and need assistance to remain there? The Affordable Care Act created an optional State Plan service which will allow eligible individuals to access Personal Attendant Care (PCA) and other services and supports through self-direction.

  • Community Living Arrangements (CLA)

    Community Living Arrangements (CLA) also known as group homes, offer individuals the opportunity to live in the community.

  • Community Options

    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.

  • Connecticut AIDS Drug Assistance Program (CADAP)

    CADAP is a service that helps eligible Connecticut residents with HIV or AIDS afford the cost of medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

  • Connecticut Home Care Program For Elders

    The Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders helps individuals to stay at home instead of going to a nursing home. Many people in nursing homes might have been able to stay in their homes if they had assistance with personal care, cooking and cleaning

  • Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders (CHCPE)

    This program provides services to help eligible residents live in the community. Eligible applicants must be 65 years of age or older, be at risk of nursing home placement and meet the program’s financial eligibility criteria. To be at risk of nursing home placement means that the applicant needs assistance with critical needs such as bathing, dressing, eating, taking medications and toileting. CHCPE helps clients continue living at home instead of going to a nursing home. Each applicant’s needs are reviewed to determine if he/she may remain at home with the help of home care services.

  • Connecticut Housing Engagement and Support Services (CHESS) Initiative

  • ConnTrans

    Connecticut Organ Transplant Program help residents pay for medical and ancillary expenses associated with an organ transplant.

  • Continuing Care Facility Reimbursement

    Continuing Care Facility (CCF) are required to register with the Department of Social Service by filing required disclosure documents. The Disclosure Statement provides residents the necessary information regarding the nature of the program, financial considerations, rights and privileges under the Residency Agreement.