**The DSS Greater Hartford and New Haven Field Offices are now available for pick-up and drop-off of applications/forms; filling out applications/forms on-site; general information; questions & answers; and picking up of EBT cards & income verifications. Lobby hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 20 Meadow Rd., Windsor; and 50 Humphrey Street, New Haven.  Please note:  no in-person assistance such as interviewing and eligibility determination available yet, due to pandemic safety guidelines.  Visitors, please wear masks and observe safe social distancing.

 

**At all DSS Field Offices applications and drop-boxes are available.  For office locations, please visit www.ct.gov/dss/fieldoffices.

 

**Response time at our telephone Benefits Center (1-855-6-CONNECT) is currently longer than usual.  Thank you for your patience.

 

**24/7 access:  Customers can access benefit and application information, 24/7, at www.connect.ct.gov and www.ct.gov/dss/apply; or 1-855-6-CONNECT. Full information on ways to contact DSS online, by phone, by mail, and at office dropboxes is at www.ct.gov/dss/fieldoffices. Information and updates about child support is available at www.ct.gov/dss/childsupport. Please also visit www.ct.gov/coronavirus for latest State of Connecticut updates; and www.ct.gov/dss/covid for DSS-specific updates. Thank you.

Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders (CHCPE)

Overview

Community Options Unit

This website area explains the CT Home Care Program for Elders (CHCPE), including who is eligible for the program, what services are available, how to apply for services, and how to contact the program.

To be eligible, applicants must be 65 years of age or older, be a Connecticut resident, 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, toileting. The CHCPE helps eligible clients continue living at home instead of going to a nursing home. Each applicant’s needs are reviewed to determine if the applicant may remain at home with the help of home care services. For more information on eligibility criteria, please see the link below.

Services may include:

Care Management Services
Adult Day Health Services
Companion Services
Home Delivered Meals
Homemaker Services

Assisted Living Services

*Personal Care Attendant Services - family members are NOT eligible to be paid for taking care of relatives with very rare exceptions.
*Chore Assistance - only available as part of a package of services to applicants who meet all other eligibility criteria.
Adult Family Living
Bill Payer
Support Broker
Care Transitions
Chronic Disease Self-Management
Assistive Technology

Please follow this link for the CHC Provider Directory.