DSS: Disability Services

Disability 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. Without these services, the adult would otherwise require placement in one of four types of institutional settings. Adults must be age 18-64 to apply, must be able to participate in the development of a service plan in partnership with a Department social worker, or have a Conservator to do so, must meet all technical, procedural and financial requirements of the Medicaid program, or the Medicaid for Employed Disabled program. An adult deemed eligible for the ABI Waiver, is eligible for all Medicaid covered services. Application is made by contacting the Department's regional offices, and returning a completed ABI Waiver Request Form.  

ABI Operational Policy Effective 4/1/13

ABI Operational Policy Effective 7/1/16

To download an ABI Waiver Request form, follow this link.  (Versión en Español)

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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.

Community Based Services

A program that provides non-medical homecare services as part of an overall case plan to maintain adults with physical and/or mental disabilities, age 18-64 inclusive, in the community. Without the provision of these significant supportive services, the adult with a disability would require institutional placement. Program services include:  adult daycare; adult companion; home delivered meals; case management; chore; case work; homemaker; and personal emergency response system. Eligibility depends on income related to Medicaid, asset levels related to SSI, certification of need by a physician or other appropriate healthcare professional, and a Department social work assessment. Application is made by contacting the Department's regional offices.  The program is currently closed for intake but any new referrals will be added to our waitlist in the order in which they are received.

Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Waiver

A Medicaid Waiver program that provides personal care assistance services included in a care plan to maintain adults with chronic, severe, and permanent disabilities, in the community. Without these services, the adult would otherwise require institutionalization. The care plan is developed by a Department social worker in partnership with the adult. Adults must be age 18-64 to apply, must have significant need for hands on assistance with at least two activities of daily living (eating, bathing, dressing, transferring, toileting), must lack family and community supports to meet the need, and must meet all technical, procedural and financial requirements of the Medicaid program, or the Medicaid for Employed Disabled program. Eligible adults must be able to direct their own care and supervise private household employees, or have a Conservator to do so. An adult deemed eligible for the PCA Waiver, is eligible for all Medicaid covered services. Application is made by contacting the Department's regional offices, and returning a completed PCA Waiver Request Form.

To download a PCA Waiver Request form, follow this link.  (Versión en Español)


 




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