Medically Needy Community

The Medically Needy Program provides limited medical benefits to New Jersey residents who may not be able to afford health care services but have income and/or assets that are too high for them to qualify for Medicaid. Medically Needy provides assistance for persons in the community who are not otherwise Medicaid eligible. The Medically Needy Program is unique in that if the income of the household exceeds the standard, the client may spend down their income and attain eligibility if they have outstanding medical bills.

For more information, view the Medically Needed Fact Sheet (PDF).