Public Announcements

The Lakewood Resource and Referral Center (LRRC) is notifying the community about an important program that provides property tax relief for seniors and disabled individuals who own homes in New Jersey. For applicants who are eligible to receive 2016 property tax relief under the Property Tax Reimbursement (“Senior Freeze”) Program, the benefit amount will be the difference between your 2015 and 2016 property tax bills (assuming that your 2016 bill was higher). The application deadline to receive reimbursement for 2016 is June 1, 2017. Applications can be picked up from the LRRC at 212 2nd Street Suite 204 or accessed here: http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/ptr/ptr1.pdf

Click here to download the LRRC Home Buyer's Handbook.

As of January 22, 2013 the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) adopted a new rule mandating Medicaid eligibility in order to receive services through DDD for adults age 21 and over.

Link for DDD Services: http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/ddd/services/index.html

Here is the link to the DDD Intake regulations NJAC 10:46:

http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/ddd/documents/ddd%20web%20current/CIRCULARS/DC3_2013.pdf

Individuals who are currently DDD eligible have up to 60 days (by March 22, 2013) to become Medicaid eligible or services may be discontinued (under certain extenuating circumstances, individuals may be permitted an additional 30 days, giving them until April 22, 2013). Individuals using a private insurance carrier as their primary means of health insurance can remain with that carrier, but they will also need to become Medicaid eligible to continue receiving services through DDD.

LRRC OFFERS NEW SERVICE TO LAKEWOOD COMMUNITY RESIDENTS TO STREAMLINE SNAP RECERTIFICATION LRRC is pleased to announce a new service for low-income Lakewood families in need of SNAP (food-stamps) recertification. In collaboration with Ocean County Board of Social Services (OCBOSS), LRRC is implementing a streamlined document review and submission system to speed up the recertification processing time. If you are in the process of SNAP recertification, already had your telephone interview, and received your recertification packet from OCBOSS – you can bring your documents to LRRC for review every Wednesday between the hours of 1:30 – 3:30 PM. No appointment is necessary. Clients will be served on a first come basis. LRRC will submit the reviewed documents to OCBOSS on Friday. Please bring the entire packet you received by mail from OCBOSS, as well as all of the requested documents. Please make sure that the documents are current, and present them to the Case Manager in the order requested by OCBOSS letter. LRRC Case Manager will review your documents for accuracy and will inform you of any deficiencies. Case Manager will not be able to discuss your case at that time. If you need assistance with your case you can call us or make an appointment, as is presently done. This service will be provided on a weekly basis. Any changes to the schedule will be posted on our phone system. Please make sure to check the recording by calling our main number (732-942-9292), pressing 1 for Services, then 2 for SNAP, and following the prompts. Please be mindful of LRRC submission schedule as all recertification documents must be submitted to OCBOSS by the date stated in the OCBOSS letter. LRRC, in keeping with its mission, continues to consider options of enhancing its services to improve the quality of life of the community residents.