Medicaid for Employees with Disabilities, now known as MED-Connect, provides medical assistance to employed individuals with disabilities. Total income from work and other benefits must be below $75,000 per year. Some individuals may pay a monthly premium for this coverage. In general an eligible person with a disability, who is employed or becomes employed, can qualify for MED-Connect without the use of spenddown while earning more income than is allowed under other Medicaid coverage groups.
For more information please see the MED-Connect brochure: MED-Connect, Medicaid for Employees with Disabilities.
For a black-and-white, easily printable brochure, please see Make Your Move: Medicaid for Employees with Disabilities.
For information on income guidelines, a glossary of terms, and useful contact information, please see the following: Med-Connect Background Information (Versión en Español).
To apply on line, please visit www.connect.ct.gov, under ‘Apply for Benefits.’
You can also download the ‘W-1E’ application for these programs:
Eligibility Determination Document (W-1E) with Instructions (6,258KB)
Versión en Español You can then send the form to your local office. Please follow this link to see DSS Regional Office Information and find the office nearest you.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I get an application?
You can download one of the following applications:
Versión en Español
or call 2.1.1 or 1-855-6-CONNECT (1-855-626-6632 - TTD/TTY 1-800-842-4524 for persons with speech or hearing difficulties) to request that one be mailed to you.
2. Where do I send my completed application?
Applications can be mailed to:
DSS ConneCT Scanning Center
PO Box 1320
Manchester, CT 06045-1320
3. Who can I call if I have a question about my application?
Questions about your application should be addressed to the DSS Client Information Line & Benefits Center at 1-855-6-CONNECT (1-855-626-6632 - TTD/TTY 1-800-842-4524 for persons with speech or hearing difficulties)
4. What materials should I submit along with my application?
To establish eligibility for MED-Connect you must show the proof of your employment (i.e. copy of wage stubs or the equivalent), proof of assets (i.e. bank statements or financial records), proof of disability (i.e. receipt of social security disability benefits or Medicare). If you do not receive these benefits your eligibility worker can help you establish disability status under MED-Connect.
5. How long is the application process?
Once an application is received, you should hear from an eligibility worker if any items on the application are incomplete or need clarification. Complete applications must be acted on within 90 days of the original application date.
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