If you get Medicaid in New Jersey, you can quickly and easily qualify for free unlimited internet.
It's true! With the Affordable Connectivity Plan, when you qualify through EASY Wireless in New Jersey, you will get free unlimited data!
That’s not all, you can get free talk and text as well on America’s fastest and most reliable network.
In this blog post, we'll tell you everything you need to know about how to qualify for the ACP and Medicaid in New Jersey.
What is the Affordable Connectivity Program?
The Affordable Connectivity Program provides help to pay for internet services for eligible Americans. The ACP is funded by the federal government and they work with designated providers like EASY Wireless to bring you fast and reliable broadband. You can reap these amazing benefits when you are a Medicaid recipient.
Who can qualify for the ACP in New Jersey?
In order to qualify for the ACP, you must be getting aid from specific government programs like Medicaid or meet the income requirements.
What is Medicaid and how can it help you in NJ?
Medicaid is a government health insurance program for low-income adults, children, pregnant women, people with disabilities, and the elderly. It is jointly funded by the federal government and the states.
Each state has its own rules about who is eligible and what services are covered. Medicaid generally covers doctor's visits, hospital stays, prescription drugs, mental health care, and more.
How to Qualify for Medicaid in New Jersey
The requirements to qualify for Medicaid vary from state to state. In New Jersey, you have to be a resident of New Jersey, an American citizen, or a naturalized alien and meet certain income and asset requirements.
In addition, you need to be in one of the following categories:
- Have dependent children
- Be Pregnant
- Be over 65
- Have blindness or another permanent disability.
Medicaid in New Jersey helps families with dependent children. If you earn a low income and have children less than 18 years, you can probably qualify for NJ Medicaid services.
Secondly, Medicaid helps the aged, disabled, and blind to get medical coverage. Finally, if a family member needs a long-term care facility, Medicaid will help you reduce the bills.
Thirdly, it covers pregnant women who are US citizens and New Jersey residents. If the documentation allows her to live in the US, a pregnant woman who is an immigrant can also benefit.
The program covers women during pregnancy and extends for two months following delivery.
Fourth, there is an emergency payment program for New Jersey aliens. The aliens must meet the Medicaid requirements.
What Services Does Medicaid Cover?
Medicaid covers many medical services, including doctor's visits, hospital stays, prescription drugs, mental health care, dental care, and more.
One of the specialized programs in New Jersey is for cancer screening.
Education and Early Detection Program(NJCEED). The program offers breast, cervical, colorectal, and prostate screening services.
In general, Medicaid covers preventive services -these are services that keep you from getting sick in the first place. It also covers certain diagnostic services, and habilitative/rehabilitative services. Habilitative are those that can help you keep skill and rehabilitative help you regain skills.
If you think you might be eligible for Medicaid coverage or if you have questions about what services are covered in your state, contact your local Medicaid office or visit www.medicaid.gov for more information.
What if you need help right away or don’t qualify for Medicaid in New Jersey
There are 146 free clinics in New Jersey. They all have different requirements so make sure you call ahead and make an appointment.
Can I Qualify For the Free Internet in New Jersey Without Medicaid?
Yes, there are several other ways to qualify for the ACP.
If you take part in these programs, you are also eligible:
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
- Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit
- National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
- Pell Grant Awards
- Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Additionally, you can qualify by meeting the income requirements. The income amount is the annual household pay before taxes. Check the chart below.
Internet With EASY Wireless in New Jersey
The process of getting free internet with EASY wireless is straightforward. This is especially true if you are already receiving benefits for the current calendar year from Medicaid or one of the other programs mentioned above.
We just check your social security number with the National Verifier. If you are not in the National Verifier, we will find other ways to confirm your eligibility.
Then we can send the EASY Wireless sim kit to your address. Finally, you can enjoy free services by inserting the universal sim into your phone.
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