DSS: Community & Social

Community & Social

Acquired Brain Injury Services
• Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Waiver  --  A Medicaid Waiver program that employs the principles of person-centered planning to provide a range of non-medical, home and community based services, to maintain adults who have an acquired brain injury (not a developmental or degenerative disorder) in the community.

• Road to Recovery after Brain Injury: Your GPS for Navigating CT’s Health Care System.  This resource, produced by the Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut, is for survivors of brain injury, family members, caregivers and friends.  It offers information on brain injury, rehabilitation (inpatient and outpatient), home and community based services, and identifies places that can be a source of support on the journey forward.  For more information or assistance, please call 1-800-278-8242.

Aging Services

The state Department on Aging, Connecticut’s State Unit on Aging, ensures that Connecticut’s elders have access to the supportive services necessary to live with dignity, security, and independence.  The department is responsible for planning, developing, and administering a comprehensive and integrated service delivery system for older persons in Connecticut.


Medicare Savings Programs

The State of Connecticut offers financial assistance to eligible Medicare enrollees through our 'Medicare Savings Programs.' These programs may help pay Medicare Part B premiums, deductibles and co-insurance. More people are eligible now than ever before, as a result of a change in state law. Specifically, the state has raised the income-eligibility limits and eliminated the asset reporting requirement.

Money Follows the Person

The “Money Follows the Person” (MFP) initiative is designed to save taxpayer money on expensive nursing home care while helping senior citizens and persons with disabilities enjoy the benefits of living in their own homes.


Social Work Services

The Social Work Division has responsibility for a variety of programs both directly administered by agency social work staff out of our 12 regional offices and statewide programs provided through contractors. Key programs operated under the auspices of the Social Work Unit support individuals, families, and elders in need of support due to crisis, abuse/neglect and disability.


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