DSS: HUSKY & Medicaid

HUSKY & Medicaid

HUSKY Healthcare for UninSured Kids and Youth

The HUSKY Health Plan is Connecticut’s health coverage program for eligible children, parents, relative caregivers, elders, individuals with disabilities, low-income adults, and pregnant women. Children up to age 19 may qualify regardless of family income level. It is available to residents of Connecticut who are U.S. citi­zens or qualified non-citizens.


HUSKY C – also known as Medicaid for the Aged, Blind and Disabled (Title 19)

The Medicaid under the Aged, Blind and Disabled program is available to Connecticut residents who are aged 65 or older, blind or have a disability. There are also financial requirements to qualify for Medicaid under this program.


HUSKY D – also known as Medicaid for Low-Income Adults

This program is open to low-income Connecticut residents aged 19 through 64, who do not receive federal Supplemental Security Income or Medicare.


The Medicaid program provides for remedial, preventive, and long term medical care for income eligible aged, blind or disabled individuals, and families with children. Payment is made directly to health care providers, by the department, for services delivered to eligible individuals. The program complies with federal Medicaid law (Title XIX of the Social Security Act) and regulations in order to receive 50% reimbursement from the federal government.

Medicaid for Employees with Disabilities
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.

Content Last Modified on 10/17/2012 10:58:22 AM