Professional Resource Guide

State of CT-Department of Aging & Disability Services>

Contact Person: Jan Gilbert
Phone: 860-424-5055
Website: Visit Website
Address: Central Office - 55 Farmington Avenue, 12th Floor
Hartford, Connecticut 06105
State of CT-Department of Aging & Disability Services

Bureau of Disability Determination Services Disability Determination Services (DDS) is the state agency that determines the medical eligibility of Connecticut residents who have applied for cash benefits under the disability programs administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA).

In accordance with Social Security rules and regulations, DDS determines eligibility for two disability programs: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Applying for Benefits

All applications must be submitted through the Social Security Administration. ”
There are several ways to apply for benefits:
*Visit the SSA website at to apply online.
*Call or visit any Social Security office to schedule an appointment. You can locate the SSA field office closest to you via this link,
*Contact SSA toll-free at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778).

Contact Information

If you think you may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits, call the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 or to file a claim or for more information. If you have already filed a disability claim with Social Security, you may contact DDS at 1-800-842-8320 about the processing of your claim.