NJ FamilyCare Releases Updated Income Guidelines; Chart

The Lakewood Resource and Referral Center (LRRC) is notifying the local community that the New Jersey Department of Human Services has released the updated income limits for NJ FamilyCare (Medicaid) eligibility.

The 2017 income limits are 1-2% higher than last year’s limits. For many of the Lakewood families that narrowly missed qualifying for NJ FamilyCare in 2016, this change in the guidelines can potentially make the difference and deem them eligible.

If previously you were slightly above the NJ FamilyCare income limit, it is possible that you are now income-eligible. The new income chart is below. To find out if your eligibility status has been affected by the increase in the income limits, you can call the LRRC at 732-942-9292.

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  1. I think this information is misleading. If you are an individual, you cannot earn above 15,000 or similar yearly to be eligible for NJ Family Care.

    Similarly, a family of 7 earning 100,000 a year as far as I know the parents won’t be eligible only the children – have things changed or are we missing part of the chart?

  2. Thanks Obama for expanding Medicaid coverage! To all of those that are against Obamacare/ACA should be against NJ Familycare because it was Obama that expanded its coverage through the Medicare expansion which was included in Obamacare…

  3. @shoshana if your an individual Adult your cut off would be the first box 16,643 I think the rest of the sigle boxes above the 138% is meant for children or a pregnant woman … I agree very unclear who is eligible but you do get to see the new FPL guidelines now you just need to know at what FPL are you eligble…

  4. To J, Thanks from who? The middle class is suffering and working harder and harder to carry this burden called welfare. This needs to be curbed and work requirements instated!!! Only full time working individuals should be eligible for healthcare assistance.

  5. @BG I would rather my money go to pay for people that are sick to get well than to have my money go to subsidies for large corporations that pay nothing in taxes thanks to tax cuts. Think of tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy as welfare. Would you rather your money to go to help save the life of someone with cancer or for Exxon to make more money?

  6. Thank you for your comments.

    To clarify, here is how to read the chart.

    Locate your family size on the top row . Move your finger down your family size’s column until you reach your household income.
    • Adults are eligible only at 138% of the Federal Poverty Level or below. If your income exceeds the number in the top row (labeled “138%”), the adults in your family are not eligible.
    • Pregnant women are eligible until 205% of the Federal Poverty Level.
    • Children are eligible up to 355% of the FPL. If your income falls anywhere within the chart, your children are eligible.

    Visit our office at 212 2nd Street Suite 204 any day or time to pick up our comprehensive NJFC brochure which includes Pregnancy and FAQ inserts.

  7. @j what do u think Exxon does with the extra money,put it in the bank? hire employees so they can get off welfare or invest in the economy and will open more opportunities for people to work and they won’t need to rely on welfare

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