Government Benefits

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.
Need help paying your bills? Find out about programs that can provide cash, food, housing, medical care, child care, energy assistance, and more. Wonder if your kids have to change schools because you’re homeless? This article gives information for people with –or without– kids, veterans, those...
This article is for people who got a Notice of Overpayment from the Social Security Administration (SSA). A Notice of Overpayment is a letter that says you owe Social Security money.
The State Supplement Program for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled can provide monthly benefits to low-income individuals for basic living needs.
This video is for people who get SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance). It will explain what you can do if Social Security sends you a letter telling you that they are going to take money out of your check for an overpayment.
This video is for people who get SSI (Supplemental Security Income). It will explain what you can do if Social Security sends you a letter telling you that they are going to take money out of your check for an overpayment.
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.
This online service, created by The National Council on Aging and other partners, screens for federal, state and some local private and public benefits for older adults (ages 55 and over). BenefitsCheckUp also provides a detailed...
This website is a quick and easy way for people who live in Connecticut to find out if they might be able to get help with:Buying Food (SNAP or food stamps)Medical BenefitsCash AssistanceSee also:ConneCT: Apply for Assistance
The Connecticut Commission on Aging is a non-partisan state agency of the CT General Assembly.They are committed to promoting policies that enhance the lives of the present and future generations of older adults.
State Unit on Aging Main office, 860-424-5274 Toll Free (in State), 1-866-218-6631 Application forms by mail1-800-609-5627 Alternate Care Unit1-800-445-5394860-424-4904 CHOICES Program860-424-5322 Connecticut Medicare Assignment Program (...
Connecticut Long Term Care Ombudsman Program protects and promotes the rights and quality of life for residents of skilled nursing facilities, residential care homes and managed residential care communities (also known as assisted living...
See also: The 2016 Federal Poverty Guidelines
The federal government maintains a web site designed to simplify access to information about government programs called GovBenefits.gov.  Users enter the site and check boxes indicating, for example, that they are unemployed or the...
This web site contains links to Connecticut and federal statutes, regulations, and cases important to Elder Law -- maintained by Attorney Lisa Nachmias Davis and a must for any Connecticut Elder Law Attorney.
Includes information about Social Security retirement and disability benefits.
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 is for people who get SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance). It will explain what you can do if Social Security sends you a letter telling you that they are going to take money out of your check for an overpayment. If you...
This video is for people who get SSI (Supplemental Security Income). It will explain what you can do if Social Security sends you a letter telling you that they are going to take money out of your check for an overpayment. If you get SSDI...