Medicaid-eligible Connecticut residents who live in a nursing home or other long-term care facility can choose to live in their own home instead.
Get the Help You Need
Even if you are in a nursing home or long-term care facility, you still have the option to return to your home or community. Money Follows the Person (MFP) provides the funds, services, and support you need for a successful return.
The program is tailored to a person’s individual needs. An assigned Transition Coordinator will be an advocate in the transition process, working with you and your care team on a one-to-one basis to develop a plan that’s right for you.
To learn more about eligibility and info on how MFP works, call 888-99CTMFP (888-992-8637) toll-free, or apply online.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Money Follows the Person?
Money Follows the Person (MFP) is a federally-funded program that allows you the freedom to choose where you live and receive services there. If you live in a nursing home or are considering admission to a long-term care facility, are on or applying for Medicaid, and want to move to your own private apartment or home, MFP can provide help with a move from a nursing home, hospital, or qualified institution to a community setting; and provide community supports and housing options if you are eligible.
What kind of help does MFP offer?
Based on your needs, MFP provides the funding for services and support needed to move to your own home. MFP can help you return to your own home, rent an apartment, or move to an affordable assisted living or a small group residence. Your Transition Coordinator will be your advocate in the transition process, working with you and your care team on a one-to-one basis to make a plan that’s right for you.
Who is eligible?
To participate in the program, you must be eligible for Medicaid, be living in a long-term care or hospital setting for at least two months (60 days), and have an interest in living in the community.
Can I afford MFP?
MFP does not cost anything to people who qualify for the program. MFP pays for the first year of services and supports care in the community, as well as various expenses that come up (like security deposits and home modifications) when a person moves into a more independent situation. After the first year, services and supports will continue through existing CT home and community-based programs.
How can I apply?
You, your facility social worker, or discharge planner can apply online at ctmfp.com/apply.aspx. If you have questions about the online application, call MFP at 888-99CTMFP (888-992-8637). If you are entering or in a care facility now, and you know you might like to return to your home soon, you can apply immediately; it is not necessary to wait until you have been in a program for 90 days.
Not sure if you should apply? Still have questions?
To learn more about eligibility and info on how MFP works, call 888-99CTMFP (888-992-8637) toll-free, or visit ct.gov/dss/mfp.