By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a NJ Applying for Medicaid Attorney

Medicaid is a program for New Jersey residents who can’t afford to pay for long term care.
You may be covered by Medicaid if:
• You have high medical bills,
• You receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
• You meet certain financial requirements.

You can apply for New Jersey Medicaid by going to your County department of social services. You’ll need proof of identity

•If you are a U.S. citizen (born in the U.S. or one of its territories) and provide a valid Social Security Number (SSN), a match with Social Security Administration (SSA) will verify your SSN, date of birth/age and U.S citizenship. If SSA verifies this information, no further proof is needed. The SSA match cannot verify birth information for a naturalized citizen. You will need proof of naturalization (e.g., Naturalization Certificate (N-550 or N-570) or a U.S. passport).  Otherwise you can produce either:
•Proof of age (if not verified by SSA), like a birth certificate
•Proof of citizenship or immigration status*
•Four weeks of recent paycheck stubs (if you are working)
•Proof of your income from sources like Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Veteran’s Benefits (VA), retirement Unemployment Insurance Benefits (UIB), Child Support payments
•If you or anyone who lives with you is 65 years old or older, certified blind or disabled, you need to provide information on bank accounts, insurance policies and other resources.
•Proof of where you live, like a rent receipt, landlord statement, mortgage statement, or envelope from mail you received recently
•Insurance benefit card or the policy (if you have any other health insurance)
•Medicare Benefit Card (the red, white and blue card)

Contact me personally today to discuss your New Jersey Medicaid Application.  I am easy to talk to, very approachable and can offer you practical, legal ways to handle your concerns.  You can reach me toll free at (855) 376-5291 or e-mail me at