The “Nuts” and Bolts of the Application process: look who has to apply!
A parent or guardian of a child under the age of fourteen, or the child 14 years or older, shall initiate a request for services by calling the DCF hotline at 800-842-2288. Reg. CSA 17a-11-11(a).
Within 60 days of requesting the application, the parent must submit the application to the DCF office closest to the parent’s location; application must be accompanied by written reports from service providers and current psychiatric or psychological evaluation that addresses child’s treatment needs Reg. CSA 17a-11-11(b).
Parent or child 14 or over must complete a financial form; 17a-11-11(c);
Parent or a child age 14 or older shall sign all releases required by the department. 17a-11-11(d);
Problems for children and youth who are homeless with no mailing address;