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DEFINITIONS

Husky Health Plan
In June 1998, the State of Connecticut opened the HUSKY Plan. HUSKY stands for Healthcare for UninSured Kids and Youth. Itís a service for all children who need health coverage. HUSKY offers a comprehensive health care benefit package for Connecticut children up to age 19.  Depending on your familyís income, there may be no cost to you. Getting further information about HUSKY is easy. Just call our toll-free number--1-877-CT-HUSKY.

Web Site: http://www.huskyhealth.com/hh/site/default.asp

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Child Care Benefits (Care 4 Kids)
This is a child care assistance program administered by the Department of Social Services (DSS). The responsibility for the day-to-day operations of Care for Kids, including the determination of eligibility and issuance of benefits, is provided through a DSS contactor. Care for Kids provides financial child care assistance to Temporary Family Assistance (TFA) recipients who participate in the Jobs First Employment Services program (JFES), to low and moderate income working families, teen parents and children in foster care.

Web Site: http://www.ctcare4kids.com/

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Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
Helps low-income individuals meet expenses. The federal government has established the EITC. Eligible workers may receive these tax credits in the form of larger tax refunds after filing their federal income tax returns.

Web Site: http://www.211ct.org/Taxes/Default.asp  

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Employment Success Program (ESP)
This program provides Jobs First Employment Services (JFES) participants with in-depth home based assessments, intensive case management and referrals to community resources.

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Individual Performance Contract (IPC)
This is a prevention program that is designed to provide a participant with intensive home based support service so she/he may be brought into compliance with her/his Jobs First Employment Services Plan. The contractor provides services to those individuals who are in danger of losing assistance at the end of their 21-month time limit because of non-compliance with the Jobs First Employment Services require
ments.

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