Personal Assistance Services Program (PASP): State of New Jersey Department of Human Services

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.


About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" ( 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to Personal Assistance Services Program (PASP): State of New Jersey Department of Human Services

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please call the PASP for more information on the program.

    Liked by 1 person

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