DSS: Latest News

Latest News
Monday, September 22, 2014
‘Improving Pathways to Employment: A Best Practices Forum’; and Public Comment Opportunity on Connecticut’s Proposed Plan for the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Block Grants for Federal Fiscal Years 2015-2017
  On Wednesday, September 24, 2014, the public is invited to a special forum sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Social Services, Department of Labor and Commission on Children (9 a.m. to noon); and a public comment opportunity on the 2015-2017 state TANF Block Grant plan (1:30 to 4 p.m.). Please follow this link for information about these events. Both will be held at the Legislative Office Building, Room 1D, in Hartford.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Department of Social Services Inviting Proposals/Interest for New Community Action Agencies in Stamford and Norwalk Areas
  Two DSS procurements have been issued to lay the groundwork for new Community Action Agencies to serve the Greater Stamford and Norwalk areas. DSS encourages local non-profit and government organizations to review the procurement documents and consider responding as we work with service partners to help build a strong anti-poverty service infrastructure in lower Fairfield County.

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, September 03, 2014
Connecticut Plans for the federal Social Services and Community Services Block Grants for Federal Fiscal Year 2015
  Public hearings on these plans will be held Wednesday, September 3, 2014, in Legislative Office Building Room 2E, Hartford. Please click on link above for further information and the plan documents.

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.

Wednesday, July 23, 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.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Information for Visitors to the Department of Social Services Central Office
  During the summer of 2014, Department of Social Services’ central administration is moving from 25 Sigourney Street to 55 Farmington Avenue in Hartford. As of July 10, most units have moved to the new building. All units are expected to be in the new building by the end of July.

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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