DAS - Department of Administrative Services Collection Services

Date of Admission or Entry - The date established by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services as the date the non-citizen was legally admitted into the United States.

Date of Discovery - The date the agency is notified or discovers an overpayment or underpayment occurred.

DCA - Disqualification Consent Agreement

Deem - A process in which a portion of the income and assets of a non-citizen’s sponsor is counted as income and assets available to the non-citizen. The income and assets are used to determine the non-citizen’s eligibility and benefit amount for SNAP.

Designated Provider - The designated provider applies to the work requirement disqualification penalties. Assign the designated provider to the individual, known as the PWE who has:

  • the largest amount of earned income in the 2 months prior to the month of the violation, and
  • whose employment was for 20 hours or more per week, or at least equal to the Federal minimum wage multiplied by 20 hours. 

Note: The designated provider can be an excluded member.

Destitute - Migrant or seasonal farmworker EDGs whose:

  • only source of income was stopped from that source prior to the date of application, or
  • income is $25 or more from a new source but will not be received by the 10th calendar day after the date of application.

DHS - U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Direct Cash Benefit (DCB) - Payments from the CT Energy Assistance Program for households whose:

  • total household income is below 150% FPL, and
  • their mortgage or rent is 30% higher than the household’s gross income.

Receipt of the DCB in the current month or previous 12 months qualifies the household to receive the SUA.

Disability Considered Permanent by SSA - Any of the following conditions:

  • Amputation of leg at hip.
  • Amputation of leg or foot because of diabetes or peripheral vascular diseases.
  • Amputation of a limb of an individual at least 55 years old.
  • Chronic liver disease resulting in massive hemorrhage or requiring a shunt operation.
  • Impaired renal function caused by chronic renal disease, resulting in severely reduced function which may require dialysis or kidney transplant.
  • IQ of 59 or less, established after the individual becomes 16 years old.
  • Markedly reduced vision not correctable by surgery or glasses.
  • Multiple sclerosis with damage to the nervous system caused by scattered areas of inflammation. The inflammation recurs and has progressed to varied interference with the function of the nervous system, including severe muscle weakness, paralysis, and vision and speech defects.
  • Muscular dystrophy with irreversible wasting of the muscles, impairing the ability to use the arms or legs.
  • Permanent loss of use of both hands, both feet, or one hand and one foot.
  • Psychiatric impairments which have required institutionalization in a licensed mental hospital for the past 2 years without release that would indicate improvement.
  • Statutory blindness, unless caused by cataracts or detached retina.
  • Spinal cord or nerve root lesions resulting in paraplegia or quadriplegia.
  • Total deafness, not correctable by surgery or hearing aid.
  • Age 59 and older with any condition (physical or mental) listed below:
    • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    • Anterior poliomyelitis
    • Arteriosclerosis obliterans or thromboangitis
    • Arthritis of major weight bearing joint
    • Arthritis of one major joint in each of the upper extremities
    • Central nervous system vascular accident
    • Cerebral palsy
    • Chronic obstruction airway disease
    • Chronic venous insufficiency
    • Degenerative disease
    • Diabetes mellitus
    • Diffuse pulmonary fibrosis
    • Disorders of the spine 
    • Organic loss of speech
    • Other restrictive ventilatory disorders
    • Parkinson Syndrome
    • Scleroderma or progressive systemic sclerosis
    • Subacute combined cord degeneration
    • Syringomyelia
    • Tabes dorsalis

Disabled - An individual who meets one or more of the following:

  • Receives disability or blindness benefits from any of these programs: Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid, or SSI-related Medicaid.
  • Receives a federally or state administered SSI supplement based on disability or blindness, or section 212(a) of PL 93-66.
  • Receives a disability retirement benefit from a government agency for a disability considered permanent by SSA.
  • Is a veteran the VA considers totally disabled or permanently housebound or in need of regular aid and attendance.
  • Is a veteran’s surviving spouse who the VA considers:
    • in need of regular aid and attendance,
    • permanently housebound, or
    • approved for benefits because of the veteran’s death and has a disability considered permanent by SSA.
    • Is a veteran’s surviving child who the VA considers:
      • incapable of self-support, or
      • approved for benefits because of the veteran’s death and has a disability considered permanent by SSA
  • receives interim assistance benefits pending the receipt of Supplemental Security Income, receives disability related medical assistance under title XIX of the Social Security Act, or receives disability-based State general assistance (SAGA) benefits provided that the eligibility to receive any of these benefits is based upon disability or blindness criteria established by the State agency which are at least as stringent as those used under title XVI of the Social Security Act.

DMHAS - Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

DMV - Department of Motor Vehicles

DOL - Connecticut Department of Labor

DSS - Connecticut Department of Social Services