Traumatic/Acquired Brain Injury Waiver Program

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The following is summarized from the Connecticut Department of Social Services “Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Program details available on the website:

Program Description
The Connecticut Department of Social Services administers a special Medicaid waiver program for income eligible adults who have an acquired brain injury and who, without waiver services, would have to live in a long term care facility.  The program pays for services such as case management, personal care assistance, chore services, respite care, vocational supports, housing supports, and other services that are necessary to keep the individual living in the community.


To Apply:
Call Community Options Unit at the DSS Online Benefits Center, to ask for a Waiver Request Form.

This is not an entitlement program; once DSS has reached its participant quota, names are placed on a waiting list.

The Connecticut Department of Mental Health Services (CT DMHAS), also provides an Acquired Brain Injury Services program to facilitate a person-centered recovery approach for persons living with acquired brain injury and mental illness.  For more details on the program and eligibility, visit the website at:


To Find Providers in Connecticut’s Community Resources Database:
earch by Program Name: Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Waiver


SOURCE: Connecticut Department of Social Services; Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.