FAQ

Do you have a question? Many others have the same questions and that’s why we have created a Frequently Asked Questions Section. If you do not see an answer to the question you have, feel free to contact one of our legislative offices.

1. I did not receive my Property Tax Reimbursement (PTR) Rebate, how can I check on its status?
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I did not receive my FAIR Rebate, how can I check on its status?
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Do I qualify for the PTR Rebate?
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What is PAAD/Senior Gold and do I qualify?
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What is NJ Family Care and do I qualify?
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My wife and I both work and have children, but do not have health insurance, do we qualify for any state programs?
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I’m having trouble paying my utility bills, are there any programs to assist me?
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How do I find out if there is a registered sex offender in my neighborhood?
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I am having trouble with a business, can I file a complaint?
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I am having trouble renewing my New Jersey Driver’s License, what are the requirements for obtaining a license?
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What do I need to file for General Assistance Funds?
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My child’s medical bills exceed our ability to pay, what can we do?
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I was recently treated at the Emergency Room and do not have health insurance, how do I pay for service rendered?
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I quit my job after 18 weeks of employment, am I entitled to unemployment benefits?
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I am looking for affordable housing, where can I get more information?
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As a New Jersey resident, am I entitled to a free credit check?
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How do I become a Notary?

1. I did not receive my Property Tax Reimbursement (PTR) Rebate, how can I check on its status?

You should contact the PTR Hotline at 1-800-882-6597. The hours of operation are 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday thru Friday or go to the Property Tax Reimbursement Website

2. I did not receive my FAIR Rebate, how can I check on its status?

Current status of your FAIR Rebate here. You may also contact the FAIR Rebate hotline at 1-888-238-1233. The hours of operation are 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.

3. Do I qualify for the PTR Rebate?

You may be eligible for a reimbursement of the difference between the amount of property taxes you paid in the base year (the year you first became eligible) and the amount paid in the year for which you are applying for a reimbursement if:

1. You are age 65 or older or receiving Federal Social Security disability benefits; and
2. You have lived in New Jersey continuously for at least the last 10 years, as either a homeowner or a mobile home owners renting their property; and
3. You have owned and lived in your home (or have leased a site in a mobile home park on which you have placed a manufactured or mobile home that you own) for at least the last 3 years; and
4. You have paid the full amount of property taxes (or site fees if you are a mobile home owner) that were due on your home for the base year and for each succeeding year, up to and including the year for which you are claiming the reimbursement; and
5. You meet the income limits for the base year and for each succeeding year, up to and including the year for which you are claiming the reimbursement.

Residents applying for the 2008 reimbursement must have total income for 2003 that is less than $40,028 for single applicants and $49,082 (combined income) for married couples, and total income for 2004 that is less than $40,869 for single applicants and $50,113 (combined income) for married couples.

If your residence is in a multiple-unit building that you own, and the building has more than four units, you are not eligible for a property tax reimbursement. You are also not eligible if the building has four units or less but more than one commercial unit.

5. What is NJ FamilyCare and do I qualify?

NJ FamilyCare is a federal and state funded health insurance program created to help New Jersey’s uninsured children and certain low-income parents and guardians to have affordable health coverage. It is not a welfare program. NJ FamilyCare is for families who do not have available or affordable employer insurance, and cannot afford to pay the high cost of private health insurance.

Children 18 and younger may apply for the program, as well as certain low-income parents.

For more information visit the NJ FamilyCare Homepage.


6. My wife and I both work and have children but do not have health insurance, do we qualify for any state programs?

Click here for additional information about if you qualify for Family Care.

In addition, CAMcare, which aims at providing high quality comprehensive health services to underserved families of Camden and South Jersey, may be available to your family.

Visit CAMcare.

7. I’m having trouble paying my utility bills, are there any programs to assist me?

USF – DHS, Camden County OEO, LIHEAP, NJ Shares

8. How do I find out if there is a registered sex offender in my neighborhood?

New Jersey law authorizes the Division of State Police to make available to the public over the Internet information about certain sex offenders required to register under Megan’s Law. The sex offender Internet registry law can be found in the New Jersey Code at 2C:7-12 to -19. Click here to access the Internet registry.

9. I am having trouble with a business, can I file a complaint?

You can file a complaint directly over the internet.Consumer Affairs Online Complaint Form.

10. I am having trouble renewing my New Jersey Driver’s License, what are the requirements for obtaining a license?

To help prevent fraud, the Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) verifies the identity of every permit, license and non-driver ID applicant before establishing his or her identity on the MVC database through a 6 Point ID program. For more information on what documents are required to obtain your license you may view the 6 Point Brochure. New Jersey does not issue driver licenses to applicants who cannot prove they are legally authorized to be in this country
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11. What do I need to file for General Assistance Funds?

600 Market Street
Camden, NJ 08102
Phone: (856) 225-8800
Fax: (856) 225-7797
795 Woodlane Road
Westampton , NJ 08060
Phone: 609-261-1000

12. My child’s medical bills exceed our ability to pay, what can we do?

You should contact the Catastrophic Illness fund for Children at 1-800-335-FUND (3863).

13. I was recently treated at the Emergency Room and do not have health insurance, how do I pay for service rendered?

Obtain a copy of the Charity Care Application from the social worker at the hospital in which you were treated.

14. I quit my job after 18 weeks of employment, am I entitled to unemployment benefits?

Visit the Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s Unemployment Webpage for updated information on qualifications and benefits.
15. I am looking for affordable housing, where can I get more information?
If you are looking for affordable housing, please visit the New Jersey Housing Resource Center.

16. As a New Jersey resident, am I entitled to a free credit check?

Yes. The New Jersey Fair Credit Reporting Act allows consumers to check the accuracy of their credit reports. Under the law, New Jersey residents may obtain one copy annually, free of charge, from each of the major credit reporting bureaus. You should review your credit report on a regular basis and correct mistakes immediately.

Credit reports can be ordered from:
1. Equifax: (800) 685-1111
2. Experian: (888) 397-3742
3. Trans Union: (800) 916-8800

If you find a problem, the credit bureau has 30 business days to investigate and must inform you of its findings within ten days of concluding its investigation.

17. How do I become a notary?

New Jersey State law authorizes a duly commissioned and qualified (sworn) Notary to perform the following duties in any county in New Jersey: administer oaths and affirmations, take acknowledgments, execute jurats for affidavits and other verifications, take proofs of deeds, execute protests for non-payment or non-acceptance

We have applications in our office or you can download the form here. You bring the $25 fee made payable to “State Treasurer” and application to our office and we will have the legislators sign your application. We will mail the signed application and check to Trenton for processing.

You can learn more about becoming a notary by clicking here