Latest news for New Jerseyans
New Jersey SNAP
Did you know that 210,000 older New Jerseyans lack regular access to enough affordable food? Let’s do something about it. Time to get the word out about how NJ SNAP can help. Visit NJSNAP.gov
to learn more.UPDATE: Emergency SNAP benefits end in February 2023. This means you will receive your regular SNAP benefit starting March 1, 2023. The minimum monthly SNAP benefit in New Jersey is now $95.
PAAD & Senior Gold Income Limit Increase
Based on the Governor’s initiative to assist the most vulnerable population of the State, the PAAD, Lifeline and HAAAD annual income limit has been raised by 10,000 dollars. Income limits effective January 1, 2022 are less than $38,769 for single persons and less than $45,270 for married couples. The Senior Gold annual income limits are between $38,769 and $48,769 for single persons and between $45,270 and $55,270 for married couples.
Community Resources, Education & Wellness
Community-based health promotion and disease prevention workshops are available in person and online. To find out if programs are currently available in your community, contact the local partner on the following provider lists:
A Matter of Balance – Link
Stress Busters for Family Caregivers – Link
Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance – Link
Take Control of Your Health – Link
New Jersey Caregiver Task Force
Caregivers play a vital role in the lives of many New Jerseyans including older adults and individuals with disabilities, chronic health conditions and cognitive or behavioral health challenges. The New Jersey Caregiver Task Force
created by the Murphy Administration and the Legislature worked to determine the availability of caregiver support services in the State, and provide recommendations for the improvement and expansion of such services. The Task Force’s final report can be found here
Please visit nj.gov/humanservices/coronavirus.html for more information on the New Jersey Department of Human Service's response to COVID19.
NJ Human Services: One-Stop, Online Application for Older New Jerseyans to Access Benefits
Older New Jerseyans are now just one click away from important benefits and savings.
The Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Division of Aging Services has launched NJSave, an online application to help older residents with low-incomes and individuals with disabilities save money on Medicare premiums, prescription costs, and other living expenses. Use this application for:
Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD)
Hearing Aid Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (HAAAD)
Lifeline Utility Assistance
Medicare Savings Programs
Medicare Part D’s Low Income Subsidy (LIS, also known as “Extra Help”)
Senior Gold Prescription Discount Program
Universal Service Fund (USF)
Low-Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
The NJSave application has been translated into Spanish. Simply go to the site and click on the word Español. Link
Resources Recently Translated to Spanish
The NJ Department of Human Services’ Resource Guide, compiled by the Division of Disability Services, is also now available in Spanish. Link