The situation and information regarding COVID-19 precautions, instructions, and supports is continuing to evolve. Please keep checking back for further information and guidance.
Last Updated April 6, 2020 10:00 AM
Medicaid & HUSKY Benefit Redeterminations
Suspension of timeframes for renewal of Medicaid/HUSKY Health & Cash Assistance benefits of current beneficiaries.
If your medical or cash assistance benefits were scheduled to end in March 2020—benefits will be automatically continued through June 2020.
If your medical or cash assistance benefits are scheduled to end in April 2020—benefits will be automatically continued through July 2020.
Economic Impact Payments
Federal Economic Impact payments will be based off of the IRS Form SSA-1099 and Form RRB-1099 to Social Security recipients who did not file tax returns in 2018 or 2019. Recipients will recieve these payments as a direct deposit or by paper check.
Social Security recipients who do NOT typically file a tax return do not need to take any action. Payment will be recieved directly into their bank account, as per Steven Mnuchin.
Homeowners’ elderly/disabled circuit breaker tax relief program
Homeowners’ elderly/disabled freeze tax relief program
This allows recipients of this benefit for the coming year without recertifying their eligibility.
Corona Virus (COVID-19) Resources for Older Adults
Yale New Haven Health
Providing a call center for those who have questions about COVID-19. Healthcare professionals from the health system are available to answer your specific questions
Monday – Friday, 7 am – 7 pm.
Harford HealthCare – Hotline
Hartford HealthCare provides an around-the-clock hotline where callers may speak with HHC clinical experts for answers to questions.
Norwalk Hospital Call Center
Providing a hotline from 8am-8pm.
Stamford Hospital Call Center
Providing a call center from 7am-7pm.
State Call Center
- General question
- Text Message Text COVID19 to 31996
- CT Department of Health
CT State Services
CT Suspends in-person investigative visits regarding reports of elder abuse:
The order temporarily suspends the requirement for a state official conducting an investigation of elder abuse to perform an in-person visit to the elderly person and extends the time required to report the results of the investigation.
Department of Social Services suspends in-person visits at all facilities
- Access to Benifit Information via their website.
- Further information for contact at their website.
Suspension of in-person hearing attendance at Department of Social Services fair hearings:
Suspension of the requirement that public assistance benefit overpayments be immediately recouped
The deadline for paying 2019 income taxes has been extended to July 15th, however, the tax filing deadline is still April 15th. The CT state income tax deadline is still April 15th.
VITA is a free service for inviduals to recieve help with filing taxes. They are currently offering virtual assistance to people with access to the internet.
Medicare Part B to cover COVID-19 Testing from February 4, 2020 and forward.
Medicare Part B waives copays
Applications are open year-round for HUSKY Health coverage (Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program.)
Uninsured residents with low and moderate incomes are encouraged to:
Loss of coverage due to a job change is considered a Qualifying Life Event, and is open all year.
Access Health CT Opens Special Enrollment Period for Uninsured CT Residents- March 19 – April 17.
Effective Date of claims is April 1, 2020.
- Enrollment by PHONE ONLY:855-805-4325 (TTY: 1- 855-365-2428)
8AM – 5PM | Monday – Friday
Senior Center Activity
Although all senior centers are closed to the public, staff continue to assist the community telephonically. This includes assistance with resources and answering questions.
Bridgeport Black Rock Senior Center – 203-576-7258
Bridgeport Eisenhower Senior Center – 203-576-7993
Bridgeport East Side Senior Center – 203-576-7212
Bridgeport North End Bethany Center – 203-576-7730
Adult Day Center Status
All Adult Day Centers are working in a different capacity until further notice. Even if the building is closed or no longer accepting guests, ADCs continue to provide telephonic supervision and interactions along with 2 meals a day for clients presently attending ADC unless an alternative plan was developed with the family or staff.
Call 203-576-7993 for information or questions.
Visit the Town of Easton’s website for updates
The Commission on Aging may be reached at 203-862-6710
The Greenwich Senior Center may be reached at 203-862-6700
Greenwich Commission on Aging webpage for updates
Greenwich Department of Health webpage for COVID updates
Henna Ali, Director 203-452-2815
Kim Cassia – Municipal Agent/Administrative Assistant – 203-452-2815 ext 1
Bethany Zaro, RN, MPH Interim Director of Human Services
You can call 203-854-7776.
To report a vulnerable elder contact:
Eva Beau at Norwalk Senior Center 203-847-3115 ext.106
Additional Information at Norwalk Health website where you should click CV.
Ellen Bromley – 203-977-4872
Chris Crain – 203-977-5151
Sandra Arburr, Senior Services Supervisor
Town of Stratford 203-385-4050
Lynn Steinbreck – Director of Nursing firstname.lastname@example.org
Tori Beniot – Wellness Nurse email@example.com
Lucienne Bango – Director of Health firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Heath, Municipal Agent 203-834-6238
Westport Department of Human Services for general concerns 203-341-1050.
Town of Westport’s website for the latest information.