Health Care

Can’t afford to pay for health care? You might be able to get help from Medicaid. It is free for some people with very low income. If your income is too high, you may be able to get Medicaid after you spend some of your money. (Also known as a Medicaid “spend-down.”) This article also tells about...
Are you worried about paying for a very long stay in a nursing home? Medicaid is a federal health insurance program that might help pay for your care. Read this to find out who can get Medicaid, what it pays for, how to apply, what happens to your wife or husband who still lives at home, and more...
This workbook was developed by the Connecticut Legal Rights Project to help you prepare a legal document called an advance directive. An advance directive allows you to influence your health care treatment when you are unable to do so.
This article explains what SSI is, whether household income matters in SSI, 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.
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...
Formerly known as the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA). Federal agency responsible for administering the Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP (State Children's Health Insurance), HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act...
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
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.
Facts About Medicaid Medicaid, also known as Title 19, can pay for health care for low income Connecticut residents who are:  receiving State Supplement benefits  disabled or legally blind  65 years old or more  a...
The goal of the FamilyWize® Community Service Partnership is to reduce the cost of medicine for children, families and individuals by distributing a free prescription drug discount card. Anyone can use this card. Follow the link above to...
A federal government web site that provides information on the Affordable Care Act.Take a video tour of healthcare.gov.
This page tells you the steps you must take the change the gender marker on your birth certificate in Connecticut.
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.
NAMI-CT offers a variety of support groups throughout the state in conjunction with its local affiliates, including groups for parents, siblings, spouses, and parents of children and adolescents, and people with psychiatric disorders.
Applications may be obtained from, and filed with the local Area Agency on Aging.For more information or an application form, call 1-800-994-9422.