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DIVISION BUDGET: $321 million (federal/state)

DIVISION DIRECTOR: Louise Rush
DIVISION STAFF: Approximately 300

The Division of Aging Services (DoAS) administers a number of federal and state-funded programs that make it easier for older adults to live in the community as long as possible with independence, dignity and choice.

Access to some of these programs is through NJ Save, an online application to help low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities save money on Medicare premiums, prescription costs, and other living expenses.  Click on the NJ Save image below to access the application, or visit the NJSave webpage for more information including application instructions and a video tutorial.

 

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DoAS receives federal funding through the Older Americans Act and serves as the focal point for planning services for older adults, developing comprehensive information about New Jersey’s older adult population and its needs, and maintaining information about services available throughout the state. 

The Department of Human Services (DHS) is designated by the U.S. Administration for Community Living as New Jersey’s State Unit Aging (SUA), with DoAS serving as the administrative agency. DoAS provides oversight of the home and community-based programs provided by or through New Jersey’s 21 county offices on aging known as the Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)/Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC).

State funding, both from the general fund and the Casino Revenue Fund, supports programs and services specific to New Jersey or expands service availability and reach beyond federal funding limits. These include Jersey Assistance for Community Caregiving, Congregate Housing Services Program (CHSP), Statewide Respite Care Program, Alzheimer’s Adult Day Services Program, weekend home delivered meals, the Lifeline Utility Assistance program, Hearing Aid Assistance to the Aged and Disabled, and two state prescription assistance programs:  Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled and the Senior Gold Prescription Discount Program.

DoAS also conducts clinical eligibility and quality assurance for Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS), and is home to the Office of the Public Guardian and Adult Protective Services. 

Information about the programs is also available through various toll-free hotlines.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Division of Aging Services
New Jersey Department of Human Services
P.O. Box  715
Trenton, NJ 08625-0715

For Medicare counseling and general aging services questions: 1-800-792-8820
For NJ Save (PAAD, Sr. Gold, Medicare Saving Programs, Lifeline, and more): 1-800-792-9745
For access to aging services in your county: 1-877-222-3737

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