Applicants for Medicaid in New Jersey must be New Jersey residents and U.S. citizens; noncitizens may qualify but must meet specific requirements. Applicants must also be over 65, blind, disabled or pregnant; families with dependent children may also qualify, according to the New Jersey Department of Human Services.
Medicaid applicants must also meet minimum standards regarding income and financial resources. Parents with dependent children are eligible if their pretax income is no higher than 133 percent of the federal poverty, children 18 and younger are eligible at 350 percent of the poverty level, and pregnant women are eligible at 200 percent of the federal poverty levels, states the New Jersey Department of Human Services. A single blind, disabled or elderly applicant must have a monthly income of $729.25 or less, as of July 2015.