NJ Early Intervention

New Jersey Early Intervention is provided to children with developmental disabilities from birth to age three years.

Child find/referral, service coordination, comprehensive/multi-disciplinary assessments, procedural safeguards and development and on-going reviews of your child’s IFSP are provided at no cost.

However, Federal law allows states to charge families based on ability to pay for IFSP services other than those aforementioned. These services can be speech, physical therapy, occupational therapy, developmental intervention, etc.
 

Services are obtained by contacting Special Child Health services in the county in which you reside. Please visit www.njeis.org for more complete information regarding NJ Early Intervention.

Referrals are made by calling:

Regional System Point of Entry

1-888-653-4463

If you live in Hunterdon, Monmouth, Mercer, Ocean, Middlesex or Somerset county, press 4.

If you live in Morris, Union, Essex, Sussex or Warren county, press 1.

For a complete listing visit:

http://nj.gov.health.fhs/documents/schs_cmu.pdf

Please visit www.njeis.org for more complete information on NJ Early Intervention.

The New Jersey Early Intervention System (NJEIS) family cost share is a progressive co-payment per hour of direct services provided in accordance with an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) that is based upon family size and NJEIS determined income along the federal poverty level guidelines.

Families with an annual income at or above 350% of the federal poverty level will be required to share in the costs of NJEIS services provided. 

The family will be responsible for a family cost share not to exceed the cost of services or a maximum of 5% of the family’s monthly NJEIS determined income.

The family will be charged a co-payment per hour of service and, as appropriate, the costs associated with assistive technology devices that are identified as needed on the IFSP. Assistive technology devices are charged based on the cost of the device and are not charged as a co-payment per hour. The total charges for a month include a family’s co-payment per hour of services rendered and, as applicable, the costs associated with assistive technology devices not to exceed a maximum of 5% of the family’s monthly NJEIS determined income.


The co-payment per hour will be charged based on the month a service is rendered including services provided as make-ups and/or compensation from prior months.

The NJEIS cost share system is similar in structure to the federal income tax progression and, like the federal tax structure; a larger co-payment is assessed in a progressive manner as the family's income increases.

NJEIS determined incomes at 350% of the federal poverty level will start with a $5 per hour co-payment on the actual cost of service, with progressive co-payment increases based on income and family size.


A family cost share table with $500 income increments contains the family's copayment cost share based on family size and NJEIS determined income. The family’s actual cost will either be the family co-payment per hour of service or the actual cost of the services, whichever is less.

Please vist http://nj.gov/health/fhs/eis/cost_participation.shtml for more information.

Please feel free to generate conversation with group members regarding the benefits of EI and the benefits of private therapy for your child. We can also talk about possible insurance reimbursement.

 

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