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Government Agencies

MERCER COUNTY BOARD OF SOCIAL SERVICES

  • Information and referral service, food stamps, financial assistance, social services, Medicaid, adult protective services, safe housing program for the elderly, medical transportation, home care, Community Care Program for the Elderly and Disabled (CCPED).
  • (609) 989-4664 or 800 564-1595
  • 200 Woolverton St, CN 01450, Trenton, NJ 08650
  • Web site: www.mcboss.org

NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & SENIOR SERVICES

Information, referral & assistance, assistance with entitlement program applications (PAAD, HEAP, Foodstamps, Medicaid), outreach and case management for JACC, CAP, GO, and Medicaid Waiver Assisted Living. For a chart comparing these programs in 2009, click here

NJ ADRC (Formerly NJ EASE)

NJ ADRC (New Jersey Aged & Disability Resource Connection) is the easy way for seniors and their families to get information about and access senior services. NJ ADRC is one toll-free telephone number to put you in touch with someone to help you learn about and apply for important programs and benefits. NJ ADRC promotes independence, dignity and choice for New Jersey's older adults and disabled persons..

JACC (JERSEY ASSISTANCE FOR COMMUNITY CAREGIVING)

  • Broad array of in-home services and supports that enable an individual (age 60 and over) at risk of placement in a nursing facility to remain in home. Income-eligible program ($1732/mo, assets under $40,000). Not for those on Medicaid or Medicaid waiver. Copay.
  • Applications through Office On Aging/ADRC (609)989-6661

MLTSS

Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) refers to the delivery of long-term services and supports through New Jersey Medicaid's NJ FamilyCare managed care program.  MLTSS is designed to expand home and community-based services, promote community inclusion and ensure quality and efficiency.

MLTSS uses NJ FamilyCare managed care organizations (also known as HMOs or health plans) to coordinate ALL services. MLTSS provides comprehensive services and supports, whether at home, in an assisted living facility, in community residential services, or in a nursing home.

To apply, go to the Area Office on Aging (ADRC) 609-989-6661 or Board of Social Services.

http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dmahs/home/mltss.html


MERCER COUNTY SURROGATE'S OFFICE

  • Probate of wills, administration of estates, appointment of guardian for incapacitated persons, contested will filings, adoptions, weddings/civil unions.
  • Mercer County Civil Court House, 175 South Broad St, Fourth Floor Rm 420, Trenton NJ 08608
  • (609) 989-6331
  • Princeton: 4th Thursday of each month, 9:30 - 11:30 am, call (609) 989-6336 for appointment.
  • Princeton Township Municipal Bldg, 400 Witherspoon St, Princeton Township.

Other Townships

Call the Surrogate's office at (609) 989-6336 for locations and appointments.


NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & SENIOR SERVICES

  • Supports Area Offices on Aging, state-wide wellness programs, SHIP, Caregiver Programs, Housing, Information, Long-term care, licensing
  • Website: www.state.nj.us/health/senior
  • PO Box 807, Trenton, NJ 08625-0807
  • 800 792-8820

OMBUDSMAN FOR THE INSTITUTIONALIZED ELDERLY

  • 877 582-6995 to report neglect, abuse, exploitation of nursing home residents.

OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC GUARDIAN

  • Makes legal, financial, healthcare decisions for adults aged 60 and over who have been found incapacitated to make own decisions by Superior Court judge.
  • PO Box 812 Trenton NJ 08625
  • (609) 341-5555

ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES

  • (609) 989-4451 or 800 792-8672 All Calls Confidential.
  • Report suspicions of abuse, neglect, exploitation of an adult by him- or herself or others.
  • Emergency services for abuse, neglect or exploitation of the elderly or disabled. Psychosocial assessment.

CAREGIVER NJ

STATE HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SHIP)

  • Assistance and information about Medicare – See Medicare

NEW JERSEY BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS

  • Birth certificates, marriage licenses, death certificates
  • (609) 292-4087

NEW JERSEY VICTIMS OF CRIME COMPENSATION OFFICE

  • Assistance to victims of crime in NJ or reside in NJ.  See website for further criteria.
  • 877-658-2221 or 973-648-2107
  • www.njvictims.org

PRINCETON MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT

There are several very helpful departments within the municipal government. For more details, go to www.princetonnj.gov or call Access Princeton at 924-4141.  

  • PRINCETON HUMAN SERVICES -programs that assist residents with limited income and resources in the areas of financial assistance, employment, housing and emergency assistance. 609-688-2055

  • PRINCETON DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY & SAFETY SERVICES - can assess and help make a safety plan, install free smoke/carbon monoxide alarms, and more. 609-497-7646.

  • PRINCETON HEALTH DEPARTMENT conducts inspections of restaurants, pools, and other facilities to ensure proper sanitation, and investigates public health nuisance complaints such as trash or rodents. It also issues birth, death and marriage licenses, provides health clinics for children, and health promotion programs for all ages.

    • Jeff Grosser, Health Officer
    • One Monument Drive, Princeton NJ 08540
    • (609) 497-7608

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

  • Provides assistance and information with SS matters: retirement and survivors benefits, Medicare, disability, supplemental security income (SSI), etc. Will also replace lost Social Security and Medicare cards.
  • Roebling Market, 635 S. Clinton Ave. Trenton, NJ 08608 (enter on Elmer St)
  • 800 772-1213 or TTY: 800 325-0778
  • web site: www.socialsecurity.gov

Private companies offering guidance on Social Security claiming strategies: SocialSecuritySolutions.com and MaximizeMySocialSecurity.com. Both charge fees.


USA.Gov: FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BENEFITS, GRANTS AND FINANCIAL AID

Need government help? Get official information on grants, loans, financial aid, and other benefits from the U.S. government.


The Princeton Senior Resource Center does not endorse any of the resources listed on these pages. We collect and provide information from many sources as a service to those seeking services in the Princeton area. No listed provider pays to be in our directory.



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