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*Don’t miss important news about your benefits: Update your contact info online now! For HUSKY A/B/D: www.accesshealth.ct.com for your Access Health CT User Account. For HUSKY C, SNAP or cash aid: www.connect.ct.gov or www.mydss.ct.gov for your DSS MyAccount.

*24/7 access to DSS: Apply & renew services at www.connect.ct.gov, plus get benefit status, notices, report changes, upload/send documents & more! Client Information Line: 1-855-626-6632. With MyDSS, our mobile-friendly app, access your account on any device (www.ct.gov/mydss).

Office of Legal Counsel, Regulations and Administrative Hearings (OLCRAH)

Attendance At Hearings

The DSS Hearing Officer conducts the hearings.

For DSS program hearings, the Appellant must be at the hearing (or on the telephone), except if there is a physical or mental condition that prevents attendance. In addition, an attorney, authorized representative, legal representative, or anyone else the Appellant wishes to attend the hearing may be there and may speak for the Appellant.

A representative of the Department or of a contractor for the Department will also be at the hearing.

For nursing facility transfer or discharge hearings, and hearings relating to a facility’s failure to readmit a resident, in addition to the nursing facility resident and anyone the resident wishes to attend, a representative(s) of the facility will be at the hearing.

See Conn. Gen. Stat. § 17b-60