2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 2a - Administration Of Civil And Criminal Justice
Section 2A:102-19 - Funeral Trust, Insurance Policy Excluded From Resource Consideration In Determining Eligibility For Certain Benefits.
2A:102-19 Funeral trust, insurance policy excluded from resource consideration in determining eligibility for certain benefits.
1.An aged, blind or disabled applicant for, or recipient of, benefits under the Supplemental Security Income program established pursuant to Title XVI of the federal Social Security Act, Pub.L.92-603 (42 U.S.C. s.1381 et seq.), or an applicant for, or recipient of, benefits under the Medicaid program established pursuant to P.L.1968, c.413 (C.30:4D-1 et seq.), the Work First New Jersey program established pursuant to P.L.1997, c.38 (C.44:10-55 et seq.) or the "Work First New Jersey General Public Assistance Act," P.L.1947, c.156 (C.44:8-107 et seq.), or any successor program thereof, shall have excluded from resource consideration, in determining eligibility for benefits, any moneys of the applicant, applicant's spouse and any other member of his immediate family, as defined in N.J.A.C.10:71-4.4, in an irrevocable funeral trust or irrevocably assigned newly issued funeral insurance policy, as those terms are defined in section 19 of P.L.1993, c.147 (C.2A:102-18), that are equivalent to the fair market value of funeral and burial goods and services selected and contracted for that are intended for the use of the applicant, applicant's spouse and any other member of his immediate family. All income paid to the irrevocable funeral trust or any increase in the face value or death benefit attributable to the irrevocably assigned newly issued funeral insurance policy, shall inure to the value or benefit of the irrevocable funeral trust or irrevocably assigned newly issued funeral insurance policy and shall not be countable as income for continuing eligibility.
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