N.J. Admin. Code § 10:69-8.6 - Functions of the Department of Veterans Affairs

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) The Department of Veterans Affairs operates the Federal program of benefit payments and health and welfare services to veterans and to certain of their dependents or survivors. To be eligible for these benefits and services, the veteran, serving in either war or peacetime service, shall have been released with other than a dishonorable discharge.
(b) Exploration of veterans benefits is a condition of eligibility for AFDC-related Medicaid provisions as follows:
1. Veterans benefits are a resource for a number of AFDC-related Medicaid beneficiaries, and shall be carefully explored in the process of determining need.
2. In the case of a person who is a veteran (or a dependent or survivor of a veteran) and presumptively eligible for any form of veterans benefits, it shall be required as a condition of eligibility for AFDC-related Medicaid that application for such benefits be made and fully processed.
i. The exception to this requirement are certain persons who had been receiving Veterans Administration (VA) pensions prior to December 1978 and elected to continue receiving "lower" pension amounts in order to retain AFDC-related Medicaid eligibility. Those individuals shall not, as a condition of eligibility for AFDC-related Medicaid, be required to apply for "improved" or higher pension amounts to which they may be entitled.
(c) Information concerning eligibility for benefits and services may be obtained from the following sources:
1. The details of all benefits and services are outlined in fact sheets issued by the Department of Veteran Affairs.
2. The New Jersey Bureau of Veterans Services, Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs, maintains service offices to which persons seeking information or wishing to file for veterans benefits or services may be referred. The Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs can be reached by calling 1-800-624-0508, at http://www.state.nj.us/military/veterans/programs.html, or in writing to New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs, PO Box 340, Trenton, NJ 08625-0340. That agency can provide the addresses of the local Veterans Service Office.

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N.J. Admin. Code § 10:69-8.6
Amended by 49 N.J.R. 3729(a), effective 12/4/2017

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