Financial Assistance

  • Feb 06, 2022

Supplemental Security Income (SSI): Provides monthly payments to persons over 65 or who are blind or disabled and who have limited income and few resources. Persons receiving SSI in NJ automatically receive Medicaid.

To apply as an adult disabled person, visit www.socialsecurity.gov/applyforbenefits
To apply for a child, visit www.ssa.gov/benefits/disability/apply-child.html or call 1-800-772-1213.

SSDI Childhood Disability Benefits (formerly called Disabled Adult Child (DAC) benefits): Child with disabilities that manifest before age 21 can receive disability payments based on a parent’s record if a parent dies; retires and becomes eligible for Social Security payments; or becomes disabled him/herself. A child receiving SSDI/CDB is automatically eligible for Medicare after a waiting period. For information and to apply, visit www.socialsecurity.gov or call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213.

NJHelps.org:

WorkFirst New Jersey (TANF) – Temporary Assistance for Needy Families; single adults and couples without children. WFNJ provides monthly cash assistance, short-term housing support, childcare, and employment and training services. Prescreening

General Assistance (GA) – To be eligible for TANF, a family of three can have a gross monthly income of $839. To be eligible for GA, a single adult can have a gross monthly income of $278.: www.NJHelps.org

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