Lifeline Utility Assistance Program / Tenants Lifeline Assistance Program (Lifeline)
 
Contact Information
The New Jersey Department of Health
Office of Support Services for the Aged
PO Box 715
Trenton, NJ 08624-0715
Web site
 
Hours of Service
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday
 
How to Apply

Lifeline
PO Box 719
Trenton, NJ 08625-0719
1-800-792-9745

 
Parent Organization
Hotline
1-800-792-9745


The Office of Support Services for the Aged administers the Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD) program, the Senior Gold Prescription Discount program, the Lifeline Utility Assistance programs, and the Hearing Aid Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (HAAAD) program. The office also determines financial eligibility for the Aids Drug Distribution Program (ADDP) and the Specified Low-income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) Program.
 
Program Description
Lifeline is a utility assistance program that offers $225 to persons who meet the eligibility requirements of the PAAD program or who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI). This includes utility customers (gas and/or electric) as well as tenants whose utility bills are included in their rent. Only one tenant in a household is entitled to this assistance.
 
Fees
None
 

Eligibility

General Requirements:
New Jersey resident
Utility customer of natural gas and or electric OR
Has utilities included in rent payment
 
Income Requirements:
Must meet the PAAD eligibility requirements or receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
NOTE: Recipients of SSI should not file an application for Lifeline. The Lifeline benefit is automatically included in the SSI checks.
 
Areas Served
Statewide
 
Language Translation Services
English / Spanish
 
Program Web Site Address
http://www.state.nj.us/health/seniorbenefits/paadapp.htm#lifeline