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The next meeting of the CICRF Commission will be held on Wednesday, December 7, beginning at 9:30 a.m. To join the open session teleconference, please dial 1-866-434-5269; Access code 5169926#


When your child’s medical bills are too big to handle, we can help.

The Fund is a financial assistance program for New Jersey Families with potentially catastrophic medical expenses due to a child’s illness or condition. 

If a family has expenses due to a child’s illness that were incurred prior to the child’s 22nd birthday, and the expenses:

1. Exceed 10% of the family’s income that year, plus 15% of any income over $100,000; and

2. Are not covered by insurance, other State or Federal programs, or other sources such as fundraising;

We can help.

Call the Fund at 1-800-335-FUND (3863) for more information, or see the links below.



What is a "Catastrophic Illness"?

Who is Eligible for the Fund?

What Expenses are Considered Eligible for the Fund?

How Does a Family Apply to the Fund?

How did the Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund Program Begin?

Contact Information...


Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund Commission
New Jersey Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 728
Trenton, NJ 08625- 0728
(609) 292-0600


Family Information Line: 1-800-335-FUND (3863)

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