Personal Assistance Services Program (PASP)

The Personal Assistance Services Program (PASP) makes it possible for adults with physical disabilities to work, attend school or vocational training, and volunteer while maintaining independent living in the community. The New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Disability Services, administers the program through each county in New Jersey.

Personal Assistants help with pre-authorized tasks such as light housekeeping, bathing, dressing, shopping, meal preparation, correspondence, mobility, driving, or use of public transportation. Services are available to individuals who are employed, preparing for employment, attending an educational or training program or to support active participation in community-based volunteer activities.

In 2012, the State enacted legislation that transitioned the PASP program to a Cash Model, a system that converts the service into a cash allowance for direct management by the consumer. Our Division's consultant assists each consumer with a Cash Management Plan for meeting their individual needs. A new cost share model was developed under the new legislation and uses Federal Poverty Level Guidelines: consumers share the cost of service dependent on their individual income.

Consumers served under the program are subject to the following eligibility criteria:

  • A New Jersey resident and residing in Gloucester County
  • Living in the community (private home, apartment, boarding or group home)
  • Permanently physically disabled and between the ages of 18-70
  • Capable of self-direction and able to supervise a personal assistant

For information please contact:

Diann DiLaurentis
PASP Consultant
(856) 384-6845

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