The Assembly Human Services Committee is responsible for legislation that impacts individuals and families with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities and addictions; and individuals and families with low incomes.
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Schaer Raises Concerns over Lengthy & Costly Delay in Upgrading Computer Systems to Administer Critical Safety Net ProgramsDuring a Monday hearing on the proposed budget for the state Department of Human Services, Assembly Budget Committee Chair Gary S. Schaer raised concerns over the prolonged delay in upgrading computer systems to help improve the delivery of critical programs that provide assistance to some of the state's most vulnerable residents.
The computer system - known as CASS (Consolidated Assistance Support System) - was intended to streamline services and make enrolling in and managing programs such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), Medicaid, NJ FamilyCare, and Work First New Jersey more efficient.
Monday - Assembly Budget Committee to consider Department of Human Services/Medicaid spendingThe Assembly Budget Committee on Monday will consider proposed spending for the Department of Human Services and Medicaid.
The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. in Committee Room 11 on the 4th Floor of the State House Annex in Trenton…