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  • NJ A2568
  • Extends eligibility for certain individuals for emergency assistance.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill would exclude individuals who meet certain criteria from time limits on the provision of emergency assistance benefits. Currently, individuals who are: the parent or relative of a disabled dependent who is providing full-time care for the disabled dependent; permanently disabled; over 60 years of age; or chronically unemployable are exempt from the 60 month time limit established for the receipt of temporary assistance for needy families. However, these same individuals are not exempt from the time limits imposed on the emergency assistance program. Prior to July 2015, certain individuals who were receiving benefits through the emergency assistance program were granted additional assistance beyond the initial 12 months of emergency assistance through pilot programs, implemented by the Department of Human Services. As of July 2015, the pilot programs were not reissued and over 3,000 low income individuals were left without rental assistance. This legislation is intended to provide emergency assistance to the most needy in our State for so long as these individuals require such assistance.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, Human Services, Substituted by another Bill
Substituted by S983 (1R)  (on 3/14/2016)
Date Chamber Action Description
3/14/2016 A Substituted by S983 (1R)
3/7/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
3/7/2016 Assembly Appropriations Hearing (13:00 3/7/2016 Committee Room 11, 4th Floor)
2/8/2016 A Reported out of Asm. Comm. with Amendments, and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee
2/8/2016 Assembly Human Services Hearing (13:00 2/8/2016 Committee Room 16, 4th Floor)
2/4/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Human Services Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 3/7/2016 Assembly Appropriations Committee: Reported Favorably 8 1 2
Detail 2/8/2016 Assembly Human Services Committee: Reported with Amendments 4 0 2