The New Jersey Medicaid Application Process:  It’s Tough!

HNWApplying for Medicaid Long Term Care Benefits, Elder Law

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a New Jersey Medicaid Application Attorney

The Medicaid application process differs state to state. In New Jersey, the county Medicaid office is generally available to answer questions about, qualifying for Medicaid, as well as the ins and outs of the application process.  But good luck getting a live person or a call back, especially in Essex, Camden and Mercer counties.

You have one option when completing a Medicaid application:

  • You can mail in your application. Mail ins have recently been approved in virtually all counties.
  • Complete an application in person at the county Medicaid office in Freehold, Toms River, Trenton, New Brunswick, Elizabeth, etc.. Check the address of your county Medicaid office.
  • A phone application is never permitted!

Information to Have on Hand for Your Medicaid Application

When completing your Medicaid application, you will need the following:

  • Birth certificate or driver’s license
  • Social security card or proof of alien status.
  • Paystubs, Social Security statements, Supplemental Security Income, Veteran’s Benefits, or other retirement income or tax return to prove your income.
  • Proof of any financial assets available to you.
  • Proof of disability – If you are completing a Medicaid application because you’re disabled, your doctor may need to submit documentation as specified on your Medicaid application.
  • Proof of residence.
  • Your red, white and blue Medicare card or other proof of insurance.

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


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