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Assistance with State Programs

There are many different programs offered by the Department of Social Services (DSS), such as, food & nutritional, health and financial programs. You can go on the DSS website and apply yourself or you can make an appointment with our office (860-628-3761) and we will assist you with your application, re-determination and follow-up. For a list of the items needed to apply for these programs, click here.

SNAP

The SNAP Program, formerly known as Food Stamps, helps low-income individuals and families afford the cost of food at grocery stores. To see the guidelines for the SNAP Program, click here.

Medicare Savings Program

There are three (3) Medicare Savings Programs (MSP) that help pay for your Medicare Part B premiums. They are:

• Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Program (QMB)
• Special Low Income Medicare Beneficiary Program (SLMB)
• Additional Low Income Medicare Beneficiary Program (ALMB)

A household’s income determines which category they qualify for. All three programs pay towards your Medicare Part B premiums. QMB also pays Medicare co-pays and deductibles on Medicare-covered services. It does not cost anything to apply for or receive benefits from these programs. To see the guidelines for the Medical Savings Program, click here.

Insurance

HUSKY A – This insurance provides Connecticut children and their parents or a relative caregiver with incomes at or below 201% of the Federal Poverty Level and pregnant women may be eligible for HUSKY A
HUSKY B – This insurance is for Connecticut children under age 19 and between 185% to 323% of the Federal Poverty Level.
HUSKY C – This insurance is for Connecticut residents aged 65 or older, or who are aged 18 through 64 and who are blind, or who have another disability. There are income and asset limits to qualify for this program. Net income limits (after deductions) vary by geographic area in Connecticut.
HUSKY D - Also known as Medicaid for low–income adults is open to low-income Connecticut residents ages 19 through 64, who do not receive federal Supplemental Security Income or Medicare. There are income limits to qualify for this program.

For Federal Poverty Level, click here.
For HUSKY guidelines, click here.
For information on Charter Oak, click here.
For Information on Access Health Care, click here.