Members of Ridgefield's state legislative delegation are holding a constituent meeting this afternoon. Representative John Frey and Senator Toni Boucher will be giving an update on changes made in the state budget to the Medicare Savings Program. The meeting is at 2:30pm at Ridgefield Town Hall.
Legislative leaders are petitioning their way into a special session to address problems with the changes. Some 113,000 seniors are facing a drastic change in benefits as of January 1st because of lower income guidelines. The General Assembly is not in regular session until February.
The state Department of Social Services is undertaking a review of the income guideline change and it's expected to take two months to complete.