Disability Rights and Assistance

Are you disabled and working, or unable to work? Are you worried about the kinds of health care you will receive when you’re unable to make decisions for yourself? This section has information about that and more.

Under the ADA, one has a disability if one has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity, if one has a history of such an impairment, or is perceived to have an impairment.
Watch this video to learn about how to apply and appeal for disability at Social Security. This video covers federal laws so the information in it is true no matter what state you live in.
This video describes the rights of students under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. These are federal laws, so the information is true for every state.
Can’t work because of a disability? You may be able to get help from the government. Your disability could be a physical condition or a mental health condition. Read this to find out about the two programs (SSDI and SSI), how to apply, how to appeal and more.
2-1-1 is a free service that can help you with many different kinds of problems, including substance abuse, domestic violence, suicide prevention, financial problems, and more. It is available 24 hours a day and 365 days per year.
The CT Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities is the lead state agency on eliminating discrimination through civil and human rights enforcement.File a Discrimination Complaint
Promotes and administers comprehensive, recovery-oriented services in the areas of mental health treatment and substance abuse prevention and treatment throughout Connecticut.
Mission is to:Meet basic needs of food, shelter, economic support and health care.Promote and support the choice to live with dignity in one's own home and community.Promote and support the achievement of economic viability in the...
This office provides the opportunity for applicants and recipients of DSS programs to request a hearing to contest actions taken by DSS.
HUSKY Health is the State of Connecticut’s public health coverage program for eligible children, parents, relative caregivers, senior citizens, individuals with disabilities, adults without children, and pregnant women.
Operation Fuel provides assistance to Connecticut residents to help them cover their energy costs.Bookmark this link and check it often to get the latest information about Operation Fuel program updates.
Watch this video to learn about how to apply and appeal for disability at Social Security. This video covers federal laws so the information in it is true no matter what state you live in.Get a PDF of this video that you can print out and...
This video describes the rights of students under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. These are federal laws, so the information is true for every state.Get a PDF of this video that you can print out and read.