DSS: Latest News

Latest News
Friday, January 23, 2015
Notice of Intent to Amend Acquired Brain Injury Waiver
  The Department of Social Services intends to amend the Acquired Brain Injury Waiver. This change will have no impact on current recipients of services under the Acquired Brain Injury Waiver. Services will be maintained for all current recipients, as well as for applicants who have been assigned a vacancy on the waiver.

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Notice of Intent to Amend Personal Care Assistant, Home Care Program for Elders, and Acquired Brain Injury Waivers
  The Department of Social Services intends to amend the Personal Care Assistant (PCA), Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), Acquired Brain Injury Waiver II and Elder Medicaid Waivers Programs to 1.) add care management to the PCA Waiver; and 2.) remove several services from the Medicaid Waiver Programs that will be covered under a new Medicaid State Plan Option (Community First Choice).

Friday, January 02, 2015
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.

Monday, December 29, 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, December 29, 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

Saturday, December 13, 2014
Gov. Malloy Re-Appoints Roderick Bremby as Commissioner of the Department of Social Services
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he intends to re-appoint Roderick L. Bremby as Commissioner of the Department of Social Services (DSS) when his second term in office begins on January 7, 2015.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Lieutenant Governor Wyman, Mayor Harp, DSS Announce Expansion of Mental Health Initiative for New Haven Families
  Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman today joined Mayor Toni N. Harp, Social Services Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby, Yale University and business and community partners to announce the expansion of pioneering initiative to help families access mental health services at popular sites in the community, including Stop & Shop Supermarket, West Rock Authors’ Academy, and the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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