Effective June 1, 2023, the Connecticut Department of Social Services, in response to the increase in the minimum wage, is retroactively increasing rates by 4.9% for several Home and Community-Based waiver service providers, the Department announced in a policy bulletin on September 29. (The increase supersedes one that was issued last summer and was effective July 1, 2023.) The programs include the Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders and Personal Care Assistance.
An update to the fee schedule will be posted on the Connecticut Medical Assistance Program website with an updated effective date of June 1, 2023. On June 1, 2023, the minimum wage increased to $15 per hour; beginning January 1, 2024, future annual minimum wage changes are indexed to the federal employment cost index and will increase to $15.69 per hour on January 1.