Personal Assistance Services Program (PASP): State of New Jersey Department of Human Services
Eligible applicants must:
*Reside in New Jersey
*Hava a permanent physical disability and require assistance with activities of daily living
*Be between the ages of 18 and 70
*Be Capable of directing and supervising their own services
*Be employed, preparing for employment through a vocational training program, in school or actively volunteering in the community
What is the Personal Assistance Services Program (PASP)?
The PASP is a personal care assistance program that provides routine, nonmedical personal care assistance to adults with permanent physical disabilities between the ages of 18-70 who are employed preparing for employment, attending school or involved in community volunteer work and who are able to self-direct their own services. The goal of this program is to support individuals with physical disabilities so that they may remain active participants in their community. The PASP offers participants choice, flexibility, control and the opportunity to manage their own personal care assistance services. Eligibility is not income based, but there is a cost share based on income.
Here’s how the PASP works:
A needs assessment is completed to determine the number of hours a participant will receive, up to a maximum of 40 hours per week. Hours are then converted to a monthly budget. With assistance from County Coordinator, participants develop a cash management plan (CMP) outlining exactly how their monthly budgets will be spent. The CMP includes details such as who they will hire, what services will be provided and what rates each worker will be paid. A fiscal intermediary service organization then distributes the monthly budget to purchase services as identified in the CMP.
PASP program participants:
*Receive a monthly budget to purchase services
*Create their own individualized plan to direct their personal care needs
*Choose who will provide the services
*Tailor the services to meet their schedule and needs
Monthly budgets can be used to:
*Hire workers to assist with tasks related to personal care, household management driving or using public transportation
*Purchase chore or errand services to assist with banking, shopping, cleaning, laundry, food preparation or delivery of prepared foods
*Purchase supplies and/or equipment to enhance or promote independence
Who can I hire?
The choice is up to you!
Participants can choose to hire friends, neighbors, family, independent employees or agency services.
To apply, contact your County PASP Coordinator at:
Bergen County: (201) 336-6508 or (201) 336-6502
For more information:
NJ Division of Disability Services
Division of Disability Services
11A Quakerbridge Plaza
PO Box 705
Trenton, NJ 08625-0705
Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the PASP pamphlet, and I give them full credit for the information. Please call or check their website for more information.
Please call the PASP for more information on the program.
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