Who Is Eligible?

To be eligible for medical assistance you must meet certain requirements established by the New Jersey Department of Human Services and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. For information call 1-800-356-1561 or your County Welfare Agency.

To be eligible, a person must:

  • be a resident of New Jersey
  • be a U.S. Citizen or qualified alien
  • meet specific standards for financial income and resources

In addition, a person must fall into one of the following categories:

  • Families with dependent children
  • People who are 65 years of age or older, blind, or permanently disabled
  • Pregnant Women

Visit NJHelps.org to self-screen for eligibility

To enroll for medical assistance, call your County Welfare Agency or Board of Social Services.

Click here for a list of addresses and phone numbers