On March 7, 2019, the New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS) announced that the Governor’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2020 includes $22.5 million in new funding for waiver slots and a health home pilot for those with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD). This brings the total budget for I/DD benefits to $800 million, or about 2.1% of the total budget. The Governor also included $20 million to increase pay for direct-service providers who care for individuals with disabilities daily. The budget calls for creating more home- and community-based services slots. It also . . .
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