Apply for NJ FamilyCare for your child, regardless of their immigration status

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What to know before you apply:

  • Applications currently take about 30 to 45 days to process. If you create a NJ FamilyCare account, you can check the status of your application after you submit it.
  • You will get a letter in the mail whether or not you qualify for coverage.
  • Receiving NJ FamilyCare does not make you a public charge.
  • You can pick a Health Plan during the application. It is a good idea to check with your healthcare providers ahead of time to see which Health Plan(s) they accept. Visit to learn more about each plan.
  • You do not need a social security number for the application. However, if you have one, enter it on the application.
  • If you move, you must call 1-800-701-0710 (TTY: 711) to update your address. This is to make sure you receive any important mailings or updates.

See the Frequently Asked Questions if you have more questions.