N.J.S.A 44:10-38. Provision of supportive services

44:10-38. Provision of supportive services

5. a. The program shall provide supportive services to a recipient as a last resort when no other source of support is available, except that the recipient shall be required to continuously seek other sources of support. The commissioner shall determine the amounts and extent of the support. The supportive services shall include, but not be limited to, one or more of the following:

(1) child care services , including after-school child care in the case of a child over six years of age, for eligible dependent children, to be provided during the recipient’s program eligibility period and for 24 consecutive months following ineligibility for benefits as a result of receipt of earned income.

An adult recipient who continues to be eligible to receive child care services following ineligibility for benefits, and an adult recipient who is employed but continues to receive benefits, shall pay a copay for child care services in accordance with a sliding fee scale established by the commissioner, which shall be no greater than the child care co-payment schedule established pursuant to N.J.A.C. 10:81-14.18A;

(2) transportation services to be provided directly by the program or through an allowance or other means of subsidy by which the recipient may purchase transportation; and

(3) a limited allowance for each assistance unit to cover work-related expenses necessary to engage in required work activities, as determined by the commissioner.

b. Medical assistance shall be provided to an assistance unit with dependent children pursuant to P.L.1968, C. 413 (C. 30:4D-1. Short title et seq.), in accordance with the provisions of section 2 of P.L.1987, C. 283 (C. 30:4D-6 C. Continued Medicaid eligibility) which provides for a continuation of medical assistance for a period of 24 consecutive months under certain circumstances, except that:

(1) coverage solely of the adult head of an assistance unit by an employer’s health insurance plan shall not preclude other members of the assistance unit from receiving the additional 24 months of medical assistance; and

(2) an assistance unit with dependent children which, using the limits and methodologies contained in Title IV-A, would not be eligible for cash assistance under Title IV-A as a result of the collection of child or spousal support under Title IV-D of the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 651 et seq.), shall receive an additional four consecutive months of medical assistance beginning with the first month of ineligibility under the provisions of Title IV-A.

L.1997,C. 13,S.5.


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