For an individual under the jurisdiction of the DDS or the DMHAS his/her case worker
will provide the information needed to file an application for benefits or a representative
payee application. The case worker will provide the information regardless of whether
the DDS/DMHAS or the DAS will be the representative payee.
The field office parallel to the DDS Regional Office, the Southbury Training School,
or the Connecticut Valley Hospital is responsible for processing new applications
for benefits, new representative payee applications, redeterminations, and continuing
disability reviews (CDRs).
The field office parallel to these organizations will contact the DDS or the DMHAS
case worker to obtain information and completed applications/forms with proper signatures.
If the DAS is filing to be representative payee or is the payee, an appropriate DAS
official will sign the applications and redetermination forms. This signature requirement
does not change the FO processing jurisdiction specified above. When a DDS Regional
Office, the Southbury Training School or the Connecticut Valley Hospital is the representative
payee the case worker will sign the applications and redetermination forms.
All CDR forms will be signed by the legal guardian. All DDS clients have a court appointed
legal guardian. The legal guardian may be the DDS Regional Office or a relative.
If the Connecticut organization serving as representative payee changes to a different
Connecticut organization (e.g., the payee changes from the DDS Regional Office to
DAS or from one DDS Regional Office to another DDS Regional Office) obtain a representative
payee application from the new payee.