Disability Rights and Assistance

Are you disabled and working, or unable to work? Are you worried about the 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.
It is against the law for someone to be treated differently because of their race or color, national origin, gender, sex, religion, and more.
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.
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.