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Financial & Assistance Programs for Persons with Diabetes

New Jersey - State Insurance and Assistance Programs for Persons with Diabetes

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Medical Assistance

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DHS works in cooperation with Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) and locally-based health care organizations throughout the state to help provide this care. The Department’s primary resource of health care information and access to services is through the Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services (DMAHS).

Medicaid is an entitlement program that provides health insurance for more than 600,000 very low-income parents, children and people who are aged, blind or disabled. It pays for hospital, doctor, prescription drug, nursing home and many other health care benefits.

Health Insurance for Families and Children is provided through the NJ FamilyCare program, which helps financially eligible families obtain health insurance to cover the cost of routine physician visits, prescriptions, hospitalizations, lab tests, x-rays, eyeglasses for themselves and for their children and dental care for most children and for some adults.

Medicare - The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides free help to New Jersey Medicare beneficiaries who have problems with, or questions about their health insurance. SHIP is a statewide program sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services with major funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Disability Programs

Health Care for People with Disabilities : Under managed care, beneficiaries enroll in one of five Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), which manages their health care and offers special services in addition to the wide array of benefits to which beneficiaries are entitled. For people with disabilities, the move to managed care began in October, 2000, under a program, entitled, New Jersey Care 2000+, when it became mandatory for approximately 90,000 New Jersey Medicaid beneficiaries who are aged, blind and disabled to enroll.

The Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired coordinates and provides preventive, rehabilitative and assistive services to people who are blind or visually impaired or at risk of becoming so. Services include, but are not limited to, eye health screenings and assessments for adults and children, educational and vocational rehabilitation, annual sleep-away camping for children who are blind or visually impaired, and referrals to other services, as required.

The Division of Disability Services provides information and referral services to people with disabilities and their families, who are seeking help locating appropriate resources in their communities. The Division also is responsible for overseeing various Medicaid home-and community-based waiver programs that are designed to help people with disabilities live as independently as possible.

The Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund provides eligible families with financial assistance to help them cover medical expenses that were previously incurred because their child became catastrophically ill or injured. Covered expenses include, but are not limited to, special ambulatory care, acute or specialized in- or out-patient hospital care, medical equipment, medically-related home modifications, home health care and medical transportation.

Welfare Services

Food Stamps help eligible New Jerseyans receive benefits to assist them in the purchase of a nutritionally balanced diet. Local County Welfare Agencies determine eligibility.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) helps eligible people who are over age 65, blind and disabled, receive Federal Social Security Administration dollars to help them pay for special living arrangements (e.g., nursing home care), burial costs, legal fees, and other emergency costs.

WorkFirst New Jersey(WFNJ) is the state’s public assistance program, designed to help families move to self-sufficiency by offering them a full array of supports, from child care, health insurance and transportation, to substance abuse treatment and emergency funds. Recipients face a five-year lifetime limit on cash assistance, and must become employed or take part in work activities.

Children's Services

The Kinship Navigator program administered by the Division of Family Development (DFD) serves children who have no involvement with DYFS. Kinship caregivers are special people who have taken on the responsibility of caring for their relatives' children - siblings, nieces, nephews, or, most often, grandchildren - providing them with a safe, reassuring environment. DFD offers a variety of support services and financial aid to kinship caregivers, who may be eligible for monthly payments through the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program; and the children under their care may be eligible for Medicaid health insurance. NOTE: DYFS, in the Department of Children and Families (see below), also has a Kinship Care program, which serves children who require other DYFS services.

Health care services for children are provided through the NJ FamilyCare program, which helps financially eligible families obtain health insurance to cover the cost of routine physician visits, prescriptions, hospitalizations, lab tests, x-rays, eyeglasses for themselves and for their children and dental care for most children and for some adults.


Source:  New Jersey State Department of Human Services website

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