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Apply for NJ FamilyCare

NJ FamilyCare is the name of New Jersey's Medicaid program. Enrollment is open year round and you can apply at any time. Just visit the NJ FamilyCare website to start a new application.


Just call Member Services at 1-855-232-3596 (TTY: 711).  

What’s NJ FamilyCare?

What’s NJ FamilyCare?

It’s a program for adults and children who meet certain state guidelines. There are five different plans: A, B, C, D and ABP. The plan you’re eligible for is based on your total family income and household size. Visit our eligibility page to learn more.


You must be enrolled with a Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services (DMAHS)-contracted health plan to get benefits and services as a NJ FamilyCare member. If you’re eligible, you can choose Aetna Better Health® of New Jersey as your health plan.

Do you need extra support for long-term care?


Managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS)

If you meet the state’s guidelines for needing a higher level of care, you may qualify for MLTSS benefits. You can get them from the comfort of your home or an assisted living home. We cover these MLTSS benefits:


  • Skilled nursing facility services (91+ days)
  • Personal care services
  • Self-directed personal help services
  • Community first choice option
  • Home- and community-based services

Learn more about MLTSS on the State of New Jersey site

Get ready to apply

Get ready to apply

You’ll need about 30 minutes to complete the application. Before you start, have this info ready:


  • Employer and income info: household monthly income, pay stubs and W-2 forms 
  • Social Security numbers or document numbers for each household member applying 
  • Date of birth for each household member applying for coverage  
  • Immigration info, if it applies (some noncitizens may qualify to enroll, depending on state rules)
  • Photo ID, if you’re applying in person 
  • Policy numbers for any current health insurance  

Start here

You can choose from a few options: 

Enroll in a health plan

Enroll in a health plan

Your coverage will start on the first day of the month after you’re approved by DMAHS. Until you’re enrolled, you can keep getting benefits through Medicaid Fee-For-Service. Or the health maintenance organization (HMO) you’re currently enrolled in.


You’ll get a welcome packet in the mail after approval of your application. The next step is choosing Aetna Better Health of New Jersey as your health care plan. 


If you are under a provider’s care when you join, let us know. We’ll work with you and your provider to make sure you keep getting the care you need.


Learn about what's covered

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