(a) Residence in a county is not an eligibility
requirement. A county of residence is necessary to identify which CWA is legally responsible for receipt,
registration, and processing an application and for issuance of a Health Benefits Identification (HBID) Card
and/or HBID Emergency Services Letter, but shall not preclude or limit the opportunity for any person
residing in New Jersey to apply for and receive Medicaid coverage without delay.
Wherever a family is living shall be considered that family's county
residence. When a beneficiary
family, or any member thereof, goes to another county or state for the purpose
of a temporary visit, that county or state shall not become the family's residence unless
(c) A care
facility or a public or private institution of custodial, curative, or penal character shall not be
considered an individual's customary residence. Upon leaving such facility, the individual retains the same
residence status that he or she had prior to admission. If the family moved during that individual's absence
from the home, the county residence shall be that of the family.
N.J. Admin. Code §
N.J.R. 3729(a), effective 12/4/2017