Who Is Eligible?

Children and parents may apply for NJ FamilyCare. To be eligible, you must be without health insurance for at least three months. There is no waiting period if you have recently lost employment due to a reduction in staff. There are some exceptions to this rule, so contact the Horizon NJ Health Outreach Center toll free at 1-800-637-2997 for more information. Children who have lost eligibility for Medicaid or NJ FamilyCare may apply immediately.

Eligibility is based on the number of people in your family and family's total income.

Maximum Gross Income Limits for Parents to Enroll
Family Size Monthly Income Annual Income
Two People $1,893 $22,716
Three People $2,390 $28,680
Four People $2,887 $34,644
Five People $3,384 $40,608
Six People $3,881 $46,572
Seven People $4,378 $52,536

 

 

Maximum Gross Income Limits for Children to Enroll
Family Size Monthly Income Annual Income
Two People $4,870 $58,440
Three People $6,148 $73,776
Four People $7,426 $89,112
Five People $8,704 $104,448
Six People $9,982 $119,784
Seven People $11,260 $135,120

 

Maximum Gross Income Limits for Adults Without Dependent Children
Family Size Monthly Income Annual Income
Single $1,397 $16,764
Couple $1,893 $22,716

 

For more information and to see if your child qualifies, call Horizon NJ Health's Outreach Center Representatives toll free at 1-800-637-2997. Hearing-impaired callers can call our TDD / TTY number at 1-800-682-9090(TTY 711).