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For Individuals and their Families/Caregivers: NEW WEBINAR! Home and Community Based Services and the Statewide Transition Plan

NEW WEBINAR! Home and Community Based Services and the Statewide Transition Plan

 

WHEN:  Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

WHAT: Home and Community Based Services, Individuals and Families/Caregivers, and the HCBS Rule

TARGET AUDIENCE: Individuals and their Families/Caregivers

(see register link below)

Medicaid

Reopening Guidelines for DDD Day Programs- 6-16-21 Effective Immediately

As of 6-16-21:

Day Programs can open with much less requirements:

  • Directive for all congregate day programs to re-open at 100% capacity. (Please note that due to staffing shortages it will take time for providers to obtain enough staff to open at full capacity). Programs for medically involved persons may elect to limit capacity for a period of time before moving to full enrollment. 

  • Opening, re-opening and capacity are no longer tied to the COVID-19 Activity Level Index (CALI) measurement. 

Medicaid

Utility Assistance

A note from DDD Asst Commissioner Jonathan Seifried.

 

The moratorium on utility shut-offs is ending June 30th and will compound the challenges that some individuals already face when paying for utilities.  In response to this, the NJ Board of Public Utilities (BPU) is asking for assistance in publicizing a variety of energy assistance programs.  This will coincide with enhanced Board of Public Utilities outreach during their "Utility Assistance Week” occurring May 17-21, 2021.

 

 This information can also be accessed at: https://www.nj.gov/bpu/assistance/programs/

 

Medicaid

Division Update 04-22-2021 - New Update on Day Program Reopening

Hello Division Constituents and Community Partners,

 

As you may be aware, the Department of Human Services’ Division of Developmental Disabilities released day program re-opening requirements on March 15, 2021. 

 

The Division understands that some participants and families are eager for more programs to re-open as soon as possible. In response to such feedback from individuals, families and guardians, and in continuous consultation with the New Jersey Department of Health, today the Division is releasing updated Congregate Day Program Re-Opening Requirements. The newly updated requirements allow providers to elect to open and operate congregate day programs at limited capacity, regardless of the current CALI designation.

Medicaid

Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of New Jersey(PLAN|NJ) has created a new website

Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of New Jersey(PLAN|NJ) has created a new website to better assist with planning for the future of an individualwith disabilities at www.plannj.orgWhether you are a person with a disability, a family member or friend, an attorney, financial advisor or human services professional, check out the website for life planning tools and resources to help achieve greater peace of mind.

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NJ SNAP Recipients to Receive at Least a 15 Percent Increase in Food Assistance Benefits in January

(TRENTON) –  New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive at least a 15 percent increase in benefits in January to help address food needs related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

A 15 percent increase in SNAP benefits was included in the recently signed federal relief legislation and will be in effect through June.

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