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How do you apply for NJ Family Care?

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As of 2015, individuals can apply for NJ FamilyCare online at NJFamilyCare.org, or by downloading application forms in English or Spanish from the website. When applicants call 800-701-0710 and give their names and addresses, representatives mail applications to their homes, according to the website. Applicants can receive assistance with their applications from health benefits coordinators by calling the toll-free number or TTY at 800-701-0720. Applications and face-to-face assistance are available at enrollment and outreach offices throughout the state.

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Once applicants have completed and signed their applications and gathered all of the documentation necessary, they put everything in the postage prepaid envelopes they received with their applications and deposit it in the mail to complete the process, explains NJ FamilyCare. When applicants register online, they can save their incomplete applications, review applications they have submitted and receive Medicaid notices electronically. NJ FamilyCare is open Monday through Friday during normal business hours.

Generally, parents and children who have not had health insurance for at least 90 days are eligible to apply for NJ FamilyCare, according to Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. People who have lost employment resulting from a workforce reduction and children who have lost Medicaid eligibility can apply without a waiting period. Program eligibility depends on a family's size and total income, and income limits apply.

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