New Law Ensures Family Members of Service Members Stationed in NJ Will Have Access to Care Through the Department of Human Services
Legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer to ensure that dependents of military personnel assigned to duty stations in New Jersey qualify for home- and community-based services under the Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services was signed today by the Governor.
Legislation sponsored by Sen. Robert Singer to ensure that dependents of military personnel assigned to duty stations in New Jersey qualify for home- and community-based services was signed into law. (SenateNJ.com)
“Military members who relocate their families here won’t have to struggle to get the assistance their children need and deserve. There will be no question about it,” said Singer (R-30). “When they are assigned here, they meet residency requirements as soon as they move in and will be treated like New Jerseyans.”
The bill signed today, S-875/A-2256, codifies existing provisions in the New Jersey Administrative Code which provides that for individuals applying for home- and community-based services whose guardian is in the U.S. States military, residency may be established when the guardian can produce a permanent change of station order to New Jersey.
“The courageous men and women of our military make great sacrifices to serve the nation, and when their assignments change, their locations change,” said Singer. “They have more than earned the commonsense accommodations provided by this new law with their dedication and commitment.”
Access to home- and community-based services makes it possible for eligible individuals to receive assistance in their own homes rather than institutional settings.