The Role We Play
The Morris County Office for the Disabled provides information & referral as well as Community Outreach & Education.
For further information on resources, please call:
- Disabilities Coordinator: 973-285-6855, or
- Morris County Aging & Disability Resource Connection: 800-564-4656 (toll free)
- Adult Day Care Programs
- ARC / Morris County Chapter
- Community Health Law Project
- Disability and Oxygen Emblem Application
- Disabilities Transportation Plan
- Disabled Adult Children Medicaid
- Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
- DAWN Center for Independent Living
- Employment Services
- Employment Horizons
- Housing Options
- Income Restricted Housing
- Job Skills Training
- Medicaid Only Program
- Medically Needy Program (for those whose income is above Medicaid eligibility)
- Mental Health
- Morris View Healthcare Center
- New Jersey Department of Human Services - Resource Directory
- New Jersey Special Needs Registry
- New Jersey Workability
- NJ Motor Vehicle License and of placards for persons with disabilities application & placard checklist
- NJ State Library - Outspoken Libraries
- NJ State Library - Talking Book and Braille Center Application
- Personal Assistance Services (PASP)
- Project Lifesaver / Application
- PG Chambers School
- Services and Programs for Aging, Disabilities & Veterans
- Special Child Health Services
- Transportation Services
Disabled Adult Children Medicaid
Provides protection of Medicaid for individuals at least 18 years of age who have become disabled or blind prior to reaching age 22; and who have been receiving Supplement Security Income (SSI); and who have lost SSI as a result of receipt of the child’s insurance benefits under Social Security or an increase in those benefits on or after July 1, 1987.
Disabled Widows/Widowers Benefits
Provides Medicaid to blind or disabled persons who lose SSI eligibility because they receive Social Security Widows/Widowers benefits at age 60 from the claim of a deceased spouse, and who are not eligible for Medicare Part A. The program disregards the Widow’s/Widower’s benefits to make them eligible for Medicaid. This service does not apply to those who are institutionalized.
The Office of Temporary Assistance administers both Community and Institutional Medicaid programs, providing benefits to financially and medically eligible families and individuals.
Medically Needy Program
Provides medical benefits to individuals or children whose income and/or resources are above the Medicaid Only eligibility level, but who cannot afford health care themselves. Applicants whose resources are too high when they apply will be allowed to “spend down” until they become eligible. Services are similar to those covered by Medicaid, with certain limitations. Services include physician, dentist, independent clinics, hearing aids, medical supplies and equipment, lab and x-ray, eye glasses, medical transportation, home health services, personal care assistance, services, medical day care psychologist, optometrist, artificial limbs, and outpatient hospital. In addition, pregnant women are entitled to inpatient hospital, podiatry, chiropractic and prescribed drugs. Needy children are entitled to prescribed drugs, and the elderly, blind or disabled are entitle to podiatry and medical day care services.
New Jersey Workability
Medical assistance available to permanently physically or mentally disabled individuals between age 16 and 64 who are employed either full-time or part-time and receive Social Security Disability.