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Direct payment: $1,000 available on a first-come first-served basis– Who is eligible?

Direct payments worth $1,000 have been introduced for care providers in New Jersey.

Applications are already open and payments will be issued on a first-come-first-served basis.

Who is eligible?

Applications for the relief program in Camden County opened on August 23. The payments will be issued on a first-come-first-served basis. The money will go to those who provided care during the pandemic.

In order to qualify, you must live in Camden County or provide services in the area. Another requirement is having provided at least 500 hours of hands-on care or daily support to at least one elderly person or children with disabilities between March 1 2020, and March 7, 2022.

As part of the application process, care providers must provide their Social Security number or Taxpayer Identification Number.

Nurses, social workers, and physicians are not eligible for the payment. The payments are being funded with the nearly $60 million sent by the federal government. Applications can still be submitted online.

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