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DDD Update COVID 19 for Families and Providers 4-15-2020

COVID-19 Statistics
April Webinars
Division-funded Congregate Day Services
New Funding for Behavioral Health Stabilization Homes for
Individuals with IDD
Vaccine Eligibility
Updated COVID-19 Travel Advisory
Return to Normal Staff Onboarding
Guidance on Marijuana
New Guide on Self-Direction and Supports Brokerage
Resources

DDD Updates

Governor Murphy and the New Jersey State Legislature created the New Jersey Caregiver Task Force

Caregivers are invaluable to the people they support, which can include older adults and individuals with disabilities, chronic health conditions or mental health issues. Governor Murphy and the New Jersey State Legislature created the New Jersey Caregiver Task Force to determine the current availability of caregiver support services and provide recommendations for improving and expanding caregiver support services in New Jersey.  The Task Force has announced that it will be conducting virtual Caregiver Listening Sessions on March 6, March 10, and March 18.
Medicaid

Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of New Jersey(PLAN|NJ) has created a new website

Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of New Jersey(PLAN|NJ) has created a new website to better assist with planning for the future of an individualwith disabilities at www.plannj.orgWhether you are a person with a disability, a family member or friend, an attorney, financial advisor or human services professional, check out the website for life planning tools and resources to help achieve greater peace of mind.

Medicaid

NJ SNAP Recipients to Receive at Least a 15 Percent Increase in Food Assistance Benefits in January

(TRENTON) –  New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive at least a 15 percent increase in benefits in January to help address food needs related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

A 15 percent increase in SNAP benefits was included in the recently signed federal relief legislation and will be in effect through June.

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