How Can People Qualify for NJ FamilyCare?

How Can People Qualify for NJ FamilyCare?

The New Jersey Department of Human Services considers a family's annual income to determine eligibility for NJ FamilyCare. The program covers children, parents and single adults in low-income families.

Children up to age 18 are covered for NJ FamilyCare if their family's income is less than 350 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. The maximum income is $84,875 for a family of four. The income limit for pregnant women is 200 percent of the poverty level, which is $31,860 for a family of two.

Childless adults age 19 to 64 qualify for Medicaid if income is less than 133 percent of the poverty level, which is $15,655. Parents and caretaker relatives with tax-dependent children also qualify to the 133-percent limit with a maximum income of $32,253. The income limits differ from federal guidelines as New Jersey participates in the Medicaid expansion program within the Affordable Care Act.

Single adults who are above age 65, blind or disabled qualify for Medicaid if their monthly income is less than $931 and they have no more than $4,000 in other resources. Limits for a two-person household are $1,261 in income and $6,000 in other resources.

Applicants must submit their latest federal tax return, and information is verified electronically.