DSS: Latest News

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Friday, November 21, 2014
Connecticut Plan for Assessing Compliance with CMS Final Rule for Home and Community Based Settings
  On January 16, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule for home and community based services (HCBS) that requires states to review and evaluate home and community based (HCBS) settings, including residential and nonresidential settings.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Information for Visitors to the Department of Social Services Central Office
  During the summer of 2014, Department of Social Services’ central administration moved from 25 Sigourney Street to 55 Farmington Avenue in Hartford.

Thursday, November 06, 2014
Gov. Malloy: State to Expand Employment and Social Services to Veterans and Their Families
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that a pilot program connecting Waterbury-area veterans, military service members and their families with state employment and social services will be expanded to the Bridgeport area next month.

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Medicaid Plan to Cover Autism Services
  At a meeting of the Autism Spectrum Disorder Council on October 22, 2014, the Department of Social Services and the Department of Developmental Services presented an initial draft plan to provide Medicaid coverage for the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders for children and young adults under the age of 21. The initial draft plan is available and public comment is encouraged. Comments and feedback on the plan can by submitted via e-mail to: william.halsey@ct.gov. Please click above to go to an information package on this subject.

Thursday, September 25, 2014
‘Improving Pathways to Employment: A Best Practices Forum’
  Please follow above link for an information package about a special TANF-related forum sponsored by the Departments of Social Services and Labor and the Commission on Children September 24, 2014, including link to the CT-N broadcast.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014
DSS asked to share important information about upcoming service delivery changes for the Social Security Administration (SSA)
  Please follow the above link for more copies of fact sheets, information and links regarding these changes in service delivery that SSA has asked DSS to share.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
  The waiver application was submitted to CMS on March 31, 2014 after the statutorily required public notice, comment period and approval by the legislative committees of cognizance. On June 16, 2014, the department received a formal request for additional information from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Thursday, August 07, 2014
Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action Concerning the Timely Processing of Medicaid Applications
  Please click on the above link to see a copy of the court-approved notice and a copy of the proposed settlement agreement.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Gov. Malloy: ‘Katie Beckett’ Waiver Program to Serve 100 More Medically Fragile Children
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that Connecticut’s Medicaid program for medically fragile children, known as the Katie Beckett waiver, will be helping up to 100 additional families care for their children at home, instead of a hospital

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
  (HARTFORD, June 17, 2014) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced a new federal award of $9.7 million for spurring a Connecticut initiative to transform the way health care is delivered to children and families with extensive behavioral and physical health needs.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
EBT Policy Changes
  New EBT Location Withdrawal Restrictions in Temporary Family Assistance program.


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