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Medicaid Programs

NJ FamilyCare is a federal and state funded health insurance program created to help New Jersey families provide affordable health coverage for themselves and their dependent children.

NJ FamilyCare is a comprehensive health insurance program that provides a wide range of services:

  • Doctor visits
  • Eyeglasses
  • Hospitalization
  • Lab tests
  • X-rays
  • Prescriptions
  • Regular checkups
  • Mental health
  • Dental (for most kids)

Additional Medicaid Programs

Medicaid Only

A program of medical benefits under Title XIX, available to aged, blind, or disabled individuals who do not wish to receive a money payment (SSI) but who have financial and/or medical eligibility and either reside in the community or who are receiving care in an eligible medical institution.

Medicaid Long Term Services And Supports (MLTSS)

A program to help eligible individuals to remain in the community, or to return to the community, rather than be cared for in a long term care facility or a hospital setting by use of specific home and community based services.

Qualified Income Trust (QIT)

Also known as a Miller Trust, allows an individual to become eligible for Medicaid Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) by placing income into a separate bank account each month. The QIT involves a written trust agreement, setting up the special bank account and depositing income into the account. QITs also have special conditions that must be met and are subject to the approval of and monitoring by the appropriate Medicaid eligibility determining agency.

Long Term Care

The Salem County Board of Social Services serves all municipalities in the county and provides statewide placement for those eligible for assisted living, nursing and boarding homes.

Eligibility requirements for Adult Medicaid Programs

AGED is defined as age 65 or over.

DISABLED is defined as totally and permanently disabled according to Social Security guidelines – unable to work for at least one year. Those persons who receive Social Security Disability benefits meet the guidelines; other persons must be medically evaluated by the State of N. J. Disability Review Section.

Because of the varied and complicated nature of eligibility requirements in the Medicaid programs it is suggested that you do not hesitate to contact our office and discuss your specific situations. 856-299-7200 and select option 6, for Adult Medicaid.