New Jersey Medicaid Eligibility Requirements

If you are looking to apply for Medicaid in New Jersey** then read the information below. Though we try to provide accurate information please note this is for informational purposes. We recommend you contact your New Jersey Medicaid Office to verify these eligibility requirements.

New Jersey Medicaid Overview
Medicaid is a program for New Jersey residents who can't afford to pay for medical care.

New Jersey Medicaid Eligibility
The enrollee must be a New Jersey resident and a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.

Medicaid Income Requirements In New Jersey
This information is based on the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). These income guideline standards were effective starting January 1st, 2014.
Children
Age 0-1 194% FPL
Age 1-5 142% FPL
Age 6-18 142% FPL

Pregnant Women
194% FPL

Adults
Parents 133% FPL
Other Adults 133% FPL
Is Medicaid Expanding? Yes

Documents You May Need
Proof of income
Proof of citizenship/immigration status
Proof you live in New Jersey
Proof of pregnancy if you're pregnant
Proof of deductions or expenses (Childcare, elderly care, etc.)
Proof of assets

Medicaid Coverage In New Jersey
The program offers inpatient and outpatient hospital treatment, laboratory tests and x-rays, early and periodic screening, diagnostic and treatment services, home health care, physician services, nurse-midwife services, assistance with family planning and any necessary supplies, nursing facilities for people over 21.

**The information provided above is a general guideline when applying for New Jersey Medicaid. These guidelines can change from time to time, because of that we recommend that you contact your local Medicaid office in New Jersey to verify the latest eligibility requirments for Medicaid coverage in New Jersey.