New Jersey Medicaid Eligibility

This page provides general guidelines for the New Jersey Medicaid eligibility requirements. This is an assistance program that provides medical coverage for low-income people of all ages. The department that handles the Medicaid program is New Jersey Department of Human Services. If you have questions or issues about the Medicaid application or the eligibility requirements, contact the New Jersey Medicaid office.


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 Requirements - Non Income

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


Documents Needed For New Jersey Medicaid Application


New Jersey Medicaid Benefits

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.


New Jersey Medicaid & CHIP Eligibility Levels

Below is the modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) eligibility levels for New Jersey Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Eligibility Levels - By Percentage Of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)

Medicaid Expansion Medicaid Children Separate CHIP Pregnant Women Parents Other Adults
Yes
Age 0-1: 194%
Age 1-5: 142%
Age 6-18: 142%
350% Medicaid: 194%
CHIP: 200%
133% 133%

Eligibility Levels - Individual By Monthly Income

Medicaid Expansion Medicaid Children Separate CHIP Pregnant Women Parents Other Adults
Yes
Age 0-1: $1,887
Age 1-5: $1,381
Age 6-18: $1,381
$3,404 Medicaid: N/A
CHIP: N/A
$1,293 $1,293

Eligibility Levels - Family Of Two By Monthly Income

Medicaid Expansion Medicaid Children Separate CHIP Pregnant Women Parents Other Adults
Yes
Age 0-1: $2,543
Age 1-5: $1,861
Age 6-18: $1,861
$4,588 Medicaid: $2,543
CHIP: $2,622
$1,743 $1,743

Eligibility Levels - Family Of Three By Monthly Income

Medicaid Expansion Medicaid Children Separate CHIP Pregnant Women Parents Other Adults
Yes
Age 0-1: $3,199
Age 1-5: $2,342
Age 6-18: $2,342
$5,772 Medicaid: $3,199
CHIP: $3,298
$2,193 $2,193

Eligibility Levels - Family Of Four By Monthly Income

Medicaid Expansion Medicaid Children Separate CHIP Pregnant Women Parents Other Adults
Yes
Age 0-1: $3,856
Age 1-5: $2,822
Age 6-18: $2,822
$6,956 Medicaid: $3,856
CHIP: $3,975
$2,643 $2,643