If you are over the age of 60, disabled or a veteran of the United States Armed Forces, you may be eligible for a variety of services. Many of the service programs are provided by the Morris County Division on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans, State and County Agencies, and through private Foundations and Charities. The Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and Older Americans Act and the State of New Jersey are responsible for much of the funding for these programs.
The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and the Department of Human Services have established a “one-door” access to services that will help people age in place. In New Jersey, this is called the Aging & Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) and/or Area Agency on Aging (AAA).
Provides assistance for food purchases to single individuals or persons who live together and purchase and prepare food together. The program considers the household members’ incomes and selected expenses. In many cases an application can be made by mail or telephone without the necessity of an office visit. Benefits are issued through an electronic benefit system which has eliminated the need for coupons or stamps, and are automatically transferred into a customer’s Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) account at the beginning of each month.
Applications on MyNJHelps.org