Information about New Jersey Medicaid is available at the New Jersey Department of Human Services and county welfare agencies, according to the State of New Jersey DHS. Medicaid covers New Jersey residents who are 65 or older, permanently disabled, blind, pregnant women, and families with dependent children, as of 2015.
A New Jersey resident must be a U.S. citizen or qualified alien to receive Medicaid and must meet certain income standards. Immigrants who arrived after Aug. 22, 1996, who are not eligible for Medicaid may qualify for NJ FamilyCare and programs for pregnant women, notes the State New Jersey DHS. For individuals who would not otherwise qualify for Medicaid, New Jersey offers special programs for seniors and disabled people, emergency medical payment programs for aliens, and cancer detection and education programs.