DSS: How to Apply

How to Apply



General Application for food, cash and certain health/medical coverage:

 

Households and individuals who wish to apply for SNAP (Food Stamps), Medicaid for the Aged/Blind/Disabled (HUSKY C), Medicaid for Employees with Disabilities (MED-Connect), and/or cash assistance can apply on line, please visit www.connect.ct.gov, under ‘Apply for Benefits.’ 

 

You can also use the ‘W-1E’ form to apply for these programs, available here. - Versión en Español

 


 

Applying for health/medical coverage:

 

For Children, Parents & Caregiver Relatives of Children,

Adults without Dependent Children, and Pregnant Women --

 

If the person who needs health coverage is a child under 19; or the parent or caregiver relative of a child under 19; or an adult who is at least 19 but under 65 and without dependent children; or a pregnant woman, he/she may be eligible for HUSKY A, HUSKY B, or HUSKY D.

 

You can apply for HUSKY A, HUSKY B, or HUSKY D:

 

(1)     Online through Access Health CT at www.accesshealthct.com  

 

(2)     Over the phone by calling Access Health CT at 1-855-805-4325

 

We encourage you to apply online or over the phone in order to get the fastest determination of whether you are eligible.

 

(3)     Using application form ‘AH3,’ available by calling Access Health CT at 1-855-805-4325 or in a Department of Social Services (DSS) office 

 

(4)     In person at a DSS field office (please note that you may have to wait to see a worker)

 

For Adults 65 or Older, and Adults with Disabilities --

 

If the person who needs help is 65 or older or has Medicare or is blind or has a disability, he/she may be eligible for HUSKY C or MED-Connect (Medicaid for Employees with Disabilities).  Read more about how to qualify for these programs here. 

 

You can apply for HUSKY C or MED-Connect:

 

(1)     Online to DSS at www.connect.ct.gov

 

Applying online is the fastest way to apply and see if you are eligible.

 

(2)     You can also use the ‘W-1E’ form to apply for these programs, available here. - Versión en Español

 

[This form can also be used to apply for food and financial assistance programs]

 

(3)      In person at a DSS field office  (please note that you may have to wait to see a worker)

 

For Long-Term Services and Supports --

 

If the person needs long-term services and supports, also known as long-term care (nursing home or home- and community-based care), he/she may be eligible for HUSKY C.  Read more about those services here.

You can apply:

 

(1)          Online to DSS at www.connect.ct.gov  

 

(2)          Using application form ‘W-1LTC,’ available here 

 

(3)          In person at a DSS office (please note that you may have to wait to see a worker)

 

For Medicare beneficiaries who need help paying premiums and other costs --

 

If the person is receiving Medicare and needs help paying Medicare premiums and out-of-pocket costs, he/she may be eligible for the Medicare Savings Programs.  Read more about how to qualify for these programs here. 

 

You can apply for the Medicare Savings Programs:

 

(1)    Online to DSS at www.connect.ct.gov

 

(2)   Using application form ‘W-1QMB,’ available here. 

(3)    In person at a DSS office (please note that you may have to wait to see a worker)

 



For a full list of applications to various DSS programs, please follow this link.
  

 



Content Last Modified on 4/14/2015 12:55:27 PM