The State of Connecticut’s Department of Social Services and Department of Developmental Services manage the Home and Community Based Services program which provides assessment, coordination and payment for services for people who have physical or developmental disabilities and who need supportive services to live independently in the community. The program can pay for non-medical services such as adult day care, chore assistance, home-delivered meals, companion, homemaker and personal emergency response systems. This program has income and asset restrictions.
The DDS program is for people with physical or mental disabilities who are any age. The DSS program is for ages 18-64. For more details on these programs, visit the Department of Social Services website, http://portal.ct.gov/DSS/Health-And-Home-Care/Disability-Services/Disability-Services
HOW TO APPLY:
People with mental disabilities contact DDS Central Intake for services. Other adults with disabilitities can fill out an application or apply at DSS field offices, see the link above under “Documents/Forms” for more details.
There is usually a waiting list for this program.
SOURCE: Connecticut Department of Social Services; Connecticut Department of Developmental Services
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