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Office of

Morris County Department of

Human Services
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To marshal all resources to assist our clients to reclaim self-

sufficiency with respect, efficiency and a staunch commitment
to excellence.


Each Social Service program is different. Each was designed

for a specific purpose and has its own eligibility requirements.
Those requirements may change due to Federal or State laws
and regulations, or court decisions. All services are based on
the availability of County, State, and/or Federal funds.

All services and programs are available to eligible Morris

County residents, unless otherwise noted.

All agency staff will make every effort to meet your social ser-
vice needs as provided for by law and regulation. We are com-
mitted to serve you.

All services are provided without regard to race, color, creed,

sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnic background,
marital status or disability.

Morris County Department of Human Services

Table of Contents Page 3

AIDS Community Care Alternative Program - 6

Battered Women - 6
Breast & Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment - 6
Global Options - 7
Community Care Program for the Elderly and Disabled - 7
Child Support and Paternity - 7
Disabled Adult Children Medicaid - 7
Disabled Widows/Widowers Benefits - 8
Discrimination Policy - 13
Documentation Required to Apply for Services - 4
Early Employment Initiative - 8
Education and Training - 8
Employment (see One-Stop Career Center) - 13
Food Pantry - 9
Food Stamps - 9
General Assistance - 9
Homeless Program - 9
Hospice - 10
Information and Referral - 10
Kinship Care Subsidy Program - 10
Medicaid Only Program - 11
Medically Needy Program - 11
Medicaid Emergency Services for Aliens - 12
New Jersey Care For Kids - 12
New Jersey Family Care - 12
New Jersey Work Ability - 12
Office Locations/Hours of Operations - 18
One-Stop Career Center - 13
Phone Directory - 19
Prescription Savings Program (POPS) - 13
Qualified Medicare Beneficiary - 13
Rights and Responsibilities - 16
Smart Steps - 13
Social Service Intake - 13
Special Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary Program - 14
Supportive Assistance to Individuals and Families - 14
Temporary Assistance to Needy Families - 14
Transportation Program - 15
Traumatic Brain Injury - 15
WorkFirst New Jersey Program - 15
This is a list of documents you will need to apply for different kinds of assistance.
(Some of them may not apply to you or your family.) You need to bring original
documents with you. We will make copies.
You must prove who you are with one of the following:
 Birth Certificate
 Driver’s License
 Old Food Stamp ID
 School Photo ID
 Work Photo ID
 Voter Registration Card
You must have the Social Security Number for all household members.
You must prove where you live, unless you are homeless, with one of the
 Current rent receipt showing landlord’s name & phone number, your mailing
address, and amount of rent
 Current rental assistance agreement
 Current mortgage statement and/or tax bill
 Current lease
 Utility bill

If you are not able to work for medical reasons, you must bring a doctor’s
If you are not a U.S. citizen, you need a current I-94 or current I-551 (green
Resources: If you have any of the following, you must bring records, statements,
or proof of their current value:
 Bank Account (savings/checking)
 Savings bonds
 Money in a credit union
 Christmas Club
 IRA, Keogh or other investments
 Property deed
 Life, medical and/or auto Insurance policies
 Real estate (other than your home)
 Burial plots/pre-paid funeral arrangements
Cont. on next page

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Income: You must show how much, how often you receive it, and where it comes
from, with any of the following that apply to you:

 Your last 4 pay stubs, showing gross wages and deductions. If you are self-
employed, last year’s tax records, with signatures.
 Copy of SSI, SSA, VA disability check or award letter
 Copy of Unemployment Insurance (UI) check or statement
 Copy of social security/pension check
 Copy of interest statement from bank
 Letter from employer giving amount of private disability
 Child Support—copy of court order or letter from absent parent/copy of
check stub
 Signed/dated letter from provider of any money you receive on a regular basis
 Property deed
 Temporary State Disability
 Workers’ Compensation
Expenses: What you pay each month:
 Rent Receipt
 Mortgage statement
 Home Owner’s Insurance (if not included in your mortgage)
 Gas/Electric bill
 Phone bill
 Water/Sewer bill
 Coal/Wood/Oil bills
 Residential insurance
 Condo fees
Medical Bills that you pay on a regular basis (only if you are over age 60 or
are disabled).
Child care: If you pay for child care so you can work, go to job training or look
for a job, you need a signed and dated letter from your child care provider with the
following information:
Name of child care provider
Hourly /weekly/or daily fee
Number of hours per week they provide child care
Child Support: If you are under a court order to pay child support and you are
paying it, you need proof of the following:
Who you pay
Child(ren)’s name
Court order number

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AIDS Community Care Alternatives Program

(ACCAP) —Available to individuals with Acquired Immune
Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) whose income is higher than the
Medicaid Only Program standards, and who require medical cov-
erage and home health care. Eligible persons must be diagnosed
as having AIDS or ARC, must meet the disability criteria required
by the Social Security Administration, meet income and resource
guidelines, and must at a minimum require the type of care pro-
vided by a nursing home, though choosing to remain in the com-
munity. The ACCAP program is also available to HIV-positive
children under the age of five, and provides home care. (See in-
sert for current income eligibility levels.) This program offers all
New Jersey Medicaid benefits (except nursing facility coverage),
plus case management, private duty nursing
for 16 hours a day where there is a live-in
primary care giver who accepts full responsi-
bility for the individual; medical day care;
personal care assistant services; limited drug
abuse treatment at home; psychotherapy/
family therapy at home; and group foster
care home.

Battered Women—Trained staff assist women who need help

due to domestic violence. Staff works in conjunction with the
Jersey Battered Women’s Shelter in providing social services to
this population. For information or help, contact the Social Ser-
vices Intake Unit at 973-829-8176.

Breast & Cervical Cancer Prevention & Treatment

Program—Covers services required during treatment for breast
or cervical cancer for citizens under age 65 who have been
screened for breast or cervical cancer through the Federal Centers
for Disease Control and found to need such treatment, and who
do not have any type of health coverage whatsoever.

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Global Options— Program is for those who would

be eligible for nursing home care (financial and health-
related eligibility) but who choose to remain in the
community receiving home health care and other medi-
cal services. Services include homemaker services,
medical transportation, respite care services, adult social
day care, case management services and others. This program
also can provide coverage for individuals in Assisted Living
facilities. The eligibility guidelines are similar to the Medicaid
Only Program guidelines for nursing home admission. (See
insert for current income eligibility levels)

Child Support and Paternity (CSP) — Promotes finan-

cial and medical security for all New Jersey children in need of
support. For the general public, it helps to locate non-custodial
parents and to review all existing child support orders. To-
gether with Family Court, it provides for genetic testing in all
contested paternity matters. For TANF and AFDC Medicaid
applicants, cooperation with CSP is required as a first step for
eligibility unless the applicant is a victim of domestic violence.
CSP provides a full range of services including establishing pa-
ternity, locating absent parents, establishing support orders,
making information available to consumer credit agencies re-
garding delinquent parents, and the imposition of liens against
real and personal property. It also provides genetic testing, and
complaint initiation in local and out-of-State courts. Collection
and enforcement of established orders are referred to the ap-
propriate County Probation Department.
Disabled Adult Children Medicaid—Provides protection
of Medicaid for individuals at least 18 years of age who have
become disabled or blind prior to reaching age 22; and who
have been receiving Supplement Security Income (SSI); and
who have lost SSI as a result of receipt of the child’s insurance
benefits under Social Security or an increase in those benefits
on or after July 1, 1987.

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Disabled Widows/Widowers Benefits—Provides Medicaid

to blind or disabled persons who lose SSI eligibility because they
receive Social Security Widows/Widowers benefits at age 60 from
the claim of a deceased spouse, and who are not eligible for Medi-
care Part A. The program disregards the Widow’s/Widower’s
benefits to make them eligible for Medicaid. This service does
not apply to those who are institutionalized.

Early Employment Initiative (EEI) — Offers intensive job

search services to potential TANF applicants, assisting them to
obtain employment that will keep them from going on public as-
sistance. EEI participants receive a support payment while they
are involved in the job search.

Education and Training—Assists WorkFirst New Jersey par-

ticipants to obtain education or training with the goal of self-
sufficiency and self-support.

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Food Pantry—Emergency food for persons in need. Volun-

teers help maintain two food pantries (West Hanover Avenue and
Dover), deliver/distribute food, stock shelves, provide and dis-
tribute food donations. For more information call 973-326-7871.

Food Stamps (FS) — Provides assistance for food

purchases to single individuals or persons who live to-
gether and purchase and prepare food together. The
program considers the household members’ incomes,
resources and selected expenses. In many cases an
application can be made by mail without the necessity
of an office visit. Benefits are issued through an electronic bene-
fit system which has eliminated the need for coupons or stamps,
and are automatically transferred into a customer’s Electronic
Benefit Transfer (EBT) account at the beginning of each month.
(See insert for current Income Eligibility Levels.)

General Assistance (GA) —A state funded cash assistance

program for single individuals and childless couples. Like TANF
recipients, individuals may also receive Food Stamps and limited
medical services. The Office of Temporary Assistance handles
GA from the following Morris County municipalities: Butler,
Chester Borough, Chester Township, Dover, East Hanover, Flor-
ham Park, Hanover Township, Jefferson Township, Kinnelon,
Lincoln Park, Long Hill Township, Mendham Township, Mine
Hill, Morris Township, Morris Plains, Morristown, Mt. Arlington,
Mt. Lakes, Mt. Olive Township, Netcong, Parsippany, Pequan-
nock, Randolph, Riverdale, Roxbury, Victory Gardens, Washing-
ton Township and Wharton. Residents from any town not listed
need to apply in their own municipality.

Homeless Program —Preventive services to keep low-income

individuals and families in their own homes, if possible, or to pro-
vide temporary shelter if they are homeless until they can be relo-
cated to permanent quarters. Social workers work with the

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individual/family to help them relocate into affordable housing. Hous-

ing may be saved with back payments of rent, mortgage, utilities, or a
time-limited subsidy. The customer needs to demonstrate that they
will be able to afford their housing after the assistance is given. Other
services include transportation, food, and medical needs. If the indi-
vidual/family does not have a social worker or is unsure
who their worker is, they should contact the Intake Unit
(973-829-8176) to request services. OTA maintains a
24hourHomeless Hotline 1-800-640-9783, for people ex-
periencing housing emergency.

Hospice—Hospice care provided for terminally ill individuals (as

documented by a physician) who are eligible for Medicaid, and who
have a reliable caregiver at home, a plan to get one, or a plan to enter a
nursing facility. Services must be deemed reasonable and necessary for
the management of terminal illness, and include an interdisciplinary
team approach with intermittent visits by nurses, social workers, clergy,
home health aides and volunteers; medication and equipment related to
terminal illness; 24 hour care in crisis situations; respite care; hospice
care in a nursing home; and short term hospital stay for symptom con-

Information and Referral—Provides information about commu-

nity resources, referral to services provided by community resources,
and follow-up.

Kinship Care Subsidy Program—Provides monthly cash subsi-

dies for children living with individuals who are kinship legal guardians
raising a child whose parents are unable or unwilling to do so. Kinship
Caregivers may also receive help with child care costs and other ser-

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Medicaid Only Program—These programs can provide health in-

surance to pregnant women, children up to the age of 19, aged/blind/
disabled individuals, as well as nursing home patients. Depending on
the program enrolled in, coverage can be provided for most medical
services incurred by the client. Some examples of coverage include
doctor visits, medications, medical transportation, home health care,
nursing home care, wheelchairs, and prenatal care for pregnant women.
Many recipients who live in the community are also eligible for Food
Stamp benefits. (See insert for current income eligibility levels).

Medically Needy Program—Provides medical benefits to indi-

viduals or children whose income and/or resources are above the
Medicaid Only eligibility level, but who cannot afford health care them-
selves. Applicants whose resources are too high when they apply will
be allowed to “spend down” until they become eligible. Services are
similar to those covered by Medicaid, with certain limitations. Services
include physician, dentist, independent clinics, hearing aids, medical
supplies and equipment, lab and x-ray, eye glasses, medical transporta-
tion, home health services, personal care assistance, services, medical
day care psychologist, optometrist, artificial limbs, and outpatient hos-
pital. In addition, pregnant women are entitled to inpatient hospital,
podiatry, chiropractic and prescribed drugs. Needy children are enti-
tled to prescribed drugs, and the elderly, blind or disabled are entitle to
podiatry and medical day care services.

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Medicaid Emergency Services for Aliens—Provides emer-

gency only medical treatment for immigrants who are not resident

New Jersey Cares for Kids—Provides assistance with the costs

of child care for working families with low to moderate incomes for
children from birth through 12 years of age. Single parents or both
parents in two parent families must be employed 30 or more hours
per week. Caregivers selected by parent(s) must be approved, regis-
tered or licensed and meet State requirements. There is currently a
waiting list for this service.

New Jersey Family Care—Free or low cost health insurance for

uninsured children 19 years old or younger through participating
HMO’s. Service include doctor visits, hospitalizations, lab tests, x-
rays, eyeglasses, mental health services, prescription drugs and dental
care for most children. Eligibility is based on monthly income and
household size, and no one is turned down due to pre-existing con-
ditions. Apply at Office of Temporary Assistance, download an ap-
plication from, or call 1-800-701-0710.

New Jersey Workability—Medical assistance available to per-

manently physically or mentally disabled individuals between age 16
and 64 who are employed either full-time or part-time and receive
Social Security Disability.

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One-Stop Career Center—Job search assistance available to

all citizens, including use of computers, photocopier, fax machine
and telephone. Newspapers and other employment
opportunities are posted, and resume assistance
available. Dislocated workers, unemployed youth,
and individuals without marketable job skills may
be eligible for occupational skills training grants.

Prescription Savings Program (Pharmacy Owners Pro-

viders Services or POPS) — Provides all residents of Morris
County and dependents in the same house not currently covered
through any government sponsored or employer based prescription
insurance program with savings of up to 50% on prescription
medications. Annual non-refundable membership
fee of $20 or 3-year fee of $40 required. Use any
participating Morris County pharmacy. No age, in-
come or pre-existing condition exclusions, no de-
ductibles, no limits on quantities, and no forms to
complete, except the initial application, along with
proof of Morris County residency.
Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMBP) — Pays Medicare
Part B premium for individuals who qualify for New Jersey Care
Medicaid. Eligible individuals are entitled to Medicaid coverage for
the cost of their Medicare coinsurance and deductible charges
(subject to normal Medicaid reimbursement policies), as well as
Medicare Part B premiums.

Smart Steps—Provides financial support for WFNJ recipients or

WFNJ-eligible individuals while attending college. There is a lim-
ited number of slots for this program.
Social Service Intake— Full range of social services available
by calling 973-829-8176. Anyone with an identified

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problem such as housing, medical needs, financial needs, trans-

portation or personal problems may receive help. Target popula-
tions are vulnerable adults or families experiencing housing, fi-
nancial, child rearing, or mental health problems. Social workers
do an initial needs assessment, screen for program eligibility, give
information and referrals, and provide short-term services such as
links with shelters, back rent/mortgage assistance, utility and relo-
cation assistance. Individuals/families with on-going needs are
assigned to the appropriate service unit. The field office located
in Dover at 8 South Morris Street has bi-lingual social workers.
The Dover office telephone number is 973-989-6010.

Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary Program

(SLMB, SLMB Q1, SLMB Q1-2) — Pay Medicare Part B
premiums for individuals whose incomes are too high to qualify
them for New Jersey Care Medicaid Program. Individuals’ annual
income must fall below 175% of the Federal Poverty Level and
the individual must be enrolled in both Medicare Part A and Part
B to be eligible. Call 1-800-792-9745.

Supportive Assistance to Individuals and Families

(SAIF) – For those who have reached the five-year limit for cash
assistance and do not qualify for an exemption, SAIF provides
cash assistance and support services such as child care and trans-
portation for up to 24 months. Individuals must meet one of the
following: cooperate with all Work First NJ requirements; experi-
ence family/domestic violence; be sick or deferred from partici-
pating in work-related activities for 12 months or longer; currently
deferred due to illness; six or more months pregnant; lost job
through no fault of yours, or because of problems with child care
or transportation.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) —

Provides financial assistance to parents and/or relatives or legal
guardians who meet the income guidelines caring for a child up to

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age 18, or age 19 if graduating high school by their 19th birthday,

or age 21 if in a specialized education program. Many recipients
are also eligible for Food Stamps and Medicaid. (See insert for
current Income Eligibility Levels.)

Transportation Program—Provides transportation to

medical services for Medicaid recipients. Call

Traumatic Brain Injury—Serves people between

ages 18 and 65 who have survived a traumatic brain injury. These
individuals receive Medicaid benefits plus additional services, ex-
cluding nursing home and personal care assistance. Services in-
clude case management, behavioral and drug counseling, commu-
nity residential services and therapies, behavioral programs, envi-
ronmental modifications, structured day care, supported day pro-
grams, transportation, respite care, night supervision, chore ser-
vices and companion services.

WorkFirst New Jersey—Assists TANF and General Assis-

tance recipients with employment-directed services such as job
search, counseling,, and training to achieve financial self-
sufficiency. In addition to TANF and GA benefits, participants
receive payments for childcare, transportation and other work-
related expenses. Recipients no longer eligible for TANF due to
employment continue to receive Medicaid and subsidized child
care for two years.

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 Have information that you give dur- MUST:
ing the application process be kept  Complete and sign the application,
private and confidential.. be interviewed and cooperate in the
 Receive a written advance notice verification of information
whenever your benefits are reduced  Provide the agency with proof to
or discontinued. support its income statements and
 Get an answer to any questions about cooperate in resolving any uncon-
benefits and/or information concern- firmed information
ing other programs and services.  Cooperate in all reviews of its eligi-
 Receive immediate and/or emer- bility for benefits
gency assistance benefits, if eligible.  Report changes in household cir-
 Request a fair hearing if you don’t cumstances, including but not lim-
agree with any decision by this ited to:
agency about your eligibility for bene- - changes of address
fits. - changes in household size
or composition
SPECIAL FOOD STAMPS - changes in income
PROVISIONS: - increases in resources
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO: - changes in shelter costs
 Receive a Food Stamp application by - changes in child care costs
mail or in person on the day you - changes in medical costs
request to file an application.
 Have an adult who knows your cir- SPECIAL FOOD STAMPS
cumstances make application for you PROVISIONS:
 Not be interviewed before filing an THE APPLICANT/HOUSEHOLD MUST:
application. You need only to com-  Use food stamps to only purchase
plete the applicant’s name and ad- eligible items
dress and have the application signed  Not put their money or possessions
by a responsible adult household in someone else’s name in order to
member or authorized representative. qualify for food stamps
 A home visit or telephone interview.  Not make changes on any food
 Receive food stamps within seven stamp cards, coupons or documents
days if you are in immediate need and  Not sell, trade or give away any food
qualify for expedited services. stamp cards, coupons or documents
 Receive food stamps within thirty
days from your application date if
you are eligible and we have received
the necessary information.

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Discrimination in deciding if you are eligible for public assistance is against the
law. Discrimination means you have been treated differently because of your
age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, parental or birth status, politi-
cal belief, race, religion or sex. If you feel you have been discriminated against
for public assistance, please do the following:

If you were applying for WFNJ/TANF or Food Stamps, write to:

U.S. Department of Health & or Office of the Director

Human Services Division of Family Development
Office of Civil Rights NJ Department of Human Services
Federal Building P.O. Box 716
25 Federal Plaza Trenton, NJ 08625-0716
New York, NY 10007

You must write within 180 days (six months) of the alleged discrimination.

If you feel you have been discriminated against on the basis of disability under
the Americans With Disabilities Act, you must write to the Division of Family
Development (address above) within 30 days of the alleged discrimination.

You must provide the following information regarding your complaint:

 Your name, home address, telephone number and the name and address of
the agency where you went for help
 What kind of discrimination you feel you were a victim of (e.g., race, relig-
ion, color, disability), and the program involved (e.g., Food Stamps, TANF,
 Detailed information about the charge of discrimination, including the
date(s) it happened, the name(s) of the person(s) involved



This procedure provides a method to file a discrimination complaint by partici-

pants in the programs administered by the NJ Department of Human Services,
Division of Family Development. Discrimination in the provision of services
through any program receiving Federal financial assistance is prohibited by Title
VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Discrimination is also prohibited by the Age
Discrimination Act of 1975, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans With
Disabilities Act of 1990, and various other Federal and State regulations.

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Office of Temporary Assistance

Locations and Hours of Operation
Main Office: 340 West Hanover Ave
Morristown, NJ 07960
All services
Monday-Friday, 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m.

Field Office: 8 South Morris Street

Dover, NJ 07801
Social Services Only
Monday, Wednesday-Friday, 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m.
Cash Benefits - FS, GA, TANF, Med)
Tuesday, 8:30a.m.-6:30p.m.

Medicaid Outstations:
Atlantic Healthcare System
Morristown Memorial Hospital
Tuesday, 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m.—Nursing Home
Wednesday, 1:00 p.m.-4:30p.m.—Community Medicaid
Thursday, 12:30p.m.-4:30p.m.—Nursing Home
Friday, 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m.—Community Medicaid

St. Clares Hospital, Dover

Monday, 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m.—Community Medicaid
Thursday, 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m.—Community Medicaid
(except 4th Thursday of each month)
Wednesday, 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m.—Community Medicaid

St. Clares Hospital, Denville

Monday, 12:30p.m.-4:30p.m.—Nursing Home
Wednesday, 12:30p.m.-4:30p.m.—Nursing Home
Thursday, 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m.—Nursing Home

Zufall Health Care, Dover

Thursday, 8:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.

24-Hour Emergency Response

Call 1-800-640-9783 24 hours a day.

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Main # 973-326-7800
877-589-2556 (toll free)
973-326-7875 (fax)

Aging 973-285-6879
Adult Protective Services 973-326-7282
Child Support Program 973-326-7267
Dover Office 973-989-6010

Homeless Program 1-800-640-9783

24 hrs. / 7 days
Community Medicaid 973-829-8222
Long-Term Care Medicaid 973-326-7878
Medicaid Transportation 973-326-7860
Morris Metro Transportation 973-829-8101
One-Stop Career Center 1-800-870-3478
Social Service Intake 973-829-8176
Veterans’ Services 973-285-6868

Office of Temporary Assistance

2010 Board of Chosen Freeholders

Gene F. Feyl, Director

William J. Chegwidden , Deputy Director
Douglas R. Cabana
John J. Murphy
James W. Murray
Margaret Nordstrom
Jack J. Schrier

Morris County Department of Human Services

340 West Hanover Avenue

P.O. Box 900
Morristown, NJ 07963-0900

Phone: 973-326-7800
Fax: 973-326-7875