Administered by the Connecticut Department of Social Services, State Supplement for the Aged, Blind, or Disabled provides cash assistance to people who are 65+ or who have a disability. In order to receive benefits, individuals must have another source of income such as Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, or Veterans benefits. People who are eligible for State Supplement are categorically eligible for Medicaid.
For more information, go to the DSS website, https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Departments-and-Agencies/DSS/Fact-Sheets-and-Issue-Briefs/Fact-Sheets/AgedBlindDiabledFactSheet.pdf
Ages 65+ or ages 18-64 with a disability that meets the criteria for the Social Security Disability Insurance Program or the State Board of Education and Services for the Blind Program; Must have source of income; Net income must be below standard of living established by the state legislature; assets cannot exceed $1,600 for an individual or $2,400 for a couple (If a recipient owns a home, a lien is placed on the home)
People receiving State Supplement also receive Medicaid. In addition, recipients who apply and are qualified can receive SNAP (food stamps) and energy assistance.
How to Apply Apply at DSS regional offices and sub-offices, or go online to www.connect.ct.gov, or call the Benefit Center at 1-855-626-6632.
DOWNLOAD AN ELECTRONIC APPLICATION: DOWNLOAD AN ELECTRONIC APPLICATION: https://portal.ct.gov/dss/Common-Elements/How-to-Apply-for-Services/How-to-Apply-for-Services
Appeal Process If your application is denied, you will be mailed a notice explaining why. The notice will also tell you about your right to appeal through a Fair Hearing. Information and assistance in preparing for a fair hearing can be obtained from Connecticut Legal Services.
TO FIND PROVIDERS IN CONNECTICUT’S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:
Search by service name: State Administered SSI Supplement Programs
SOURCE: Connecticut Department of Social Services
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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: June2021