State and federal websites

Administration on Aging
The Administration on Aging provides home and community-based services to millions of older persons through programs funded by the Older Americans Act. Currently, the AoA provides an overview of topics, programs and resources related to aging for seniors and caregivers as well as community service providers, researchers, and students.

Agency of Aging of South Central Connecticut
The Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut (AOASCC) is an independent non-profit organization serving older adults, individuals with disabilities and caregivers in greater New Haven and the lower Valley. Their misssion is to empower adults to remain as independent and engaged as possible within their communities through advocacy, information, and services

Department of Social Services of Connecticut
800-842-1508
TTY: 800-842-4824
Fax: 860-951-954425 Sigourney Street
Hartford, CT 06106-5033

FirstGov for Seniors
FirstGov for Seniors was created to enable members of the public to go to one comprehensive website to help them find the particular agency(ies) to satisfy their needs. FirstGov for Seniors will empower citizens to obtain valuable health and security information and services at one location via the Internet.

Medicaid
Medicaid is a program that pays for medical assistance for certain individuals and families with low incomes and resources. Medicaid is the largest source of funding for medical and health-related services for people with limited income.

Medicare
Medicare is the national health insurance program for:
– People age 65 or older
– Some people under age 65 with disabilities
Medicare General Information:
– 800-633-4227
– 877-486-2048 TTY

Social Security Administration
Information on retirement and Medicare; disability and SSI; benefits for widows and widowers, and other survivors; and information on assistance in the event of a death in the family. In New Haven, the Social Security Administration office is located at:
150 Court Street
New Haven, CT 06511
203-773-5201
800-772-1213