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Legal Assistance & Safety
Office of Public Guardian and Elder Rights
The Office of the Public Guardian for Elderly Adults makes legal, financial and healthcare decisions for individuals aged 60 and older who have been determined by a Superior Court judge to be incapacitated. The office also administers the Adult Protective Services Program.
Senior citizens – individuals 60 and over - are targeted more frequently by financial fraud and scams than any other age group. The "Anti-Fraud Toolkit" was designed to provide senior citizens with the information they need to recognize and avoid scams. Published by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs.
Legal Services of New Jersey
LSNJ coordinates the statewide Legal Services system, which provides free legal assistance to low-income New Jerseyans for their civil legal problems.
Meals on Wheels
Enter your ZIP code to find local providers of daily meals delivered to senior citizens.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)
The Home Energy Assistance Program helps very low-income residents with their heating and cooling bills, and makes provisions for emergency heating system services and emergency fuel assistance within the Home Energy Assistance Program.
Long-Term Care Facilities
Find information about long-term care facilities in New Jersey. Published by the New Jersey Department of Health.
Free Tax Preparation Services for Taxpayers
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, or VITA, is for individuals of low to moderate income, individuals with disabilities, and non-English speaking taxpayers. Tax Counseling for the Elderly, or TCE, is for individuals 60 years of age or older.
Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement)
The Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement) program reimburses eligible New Jersey residents who are senior citizens or disabled persons for property tax increases on their principal residence (home). Complete this questionnaire to see if you may be eligible for a 2017 Senior Freeze.
NJ Find a Ride
NJ Find a Ride - try this website or call 211 for trip planning assistance. Searchable by county and municipality.
Special Automobile Insurance Policy (SAIP)
New Jersey's Special Automobile Insurance Policy helps make limited auto insurance coverage available to drivers who are eligible for Federal Medicaid with hospitalization. Such drivers can obtain a medical coverage-only policy at a cost of $365 a year.
NJ Save is an online application to help low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities save money on Medicare premiums, prescription costs, and other living expenses.
New Jersey's Department of Human Services offers Hearing Aid Assistance to the Aged and Disabled provides a $100 reimbursement to eligible persons who purchase a hearing aid.
The Division of Deaf and Hard of Hearing distributes assistive technology to qualified New Jersey residents with hearing loss to ensure access to the telecommunications and visual alerting home safety equipment needed to live independently.
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