The Role We Play
The Morris County Office of Temporary Assistance provides Medicaid to low income individuals and families, along with those with certain medical conditions. The various Medicaid programs consider the household members’ incomes and resources. There are several Medicaid programs available to those with specific medical issues.
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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.
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.
The Office of Temporary Assistance administers both Community and Institutional Medicaid programs, providing benefits to financially and medically eligible families and individuals.
Provides medical benefits to individuals or children whose income and/or resources are above the Medicaid Only eligibility level, but who cannot afford health care themselves. 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 transportation, home health services, personal care assistance, services, medical day care psychologist, optometrist, artificial limbs, and outpatient hospital. In addition, pregnant women are entitled to inpatient hospital, podiatry, chiropractic and prescribed drugs. Needy children are entitled to prescribed drugs, and the elderly, blind or disabled are entitle to podiatry and medical day care services.
Provides emergency only medical treatment for immigrants who are not resident aliens.
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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.
Full range of social services available by calling 973-829-8264. Anyone with an identified problem such as housing, medical needs, financial needs, transportation or personal problems may receive help. Target populations are vulnerable adults or families experiencing housing, financial, 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 relocation assistance. Individuals/families with on-going needs are assigned to the appropriate service unit.