AARP Tax Assistance Dates and Locations

AARP is offering free assistance with tax forms at locations throughout Ocean County.

Please CLICK HERE for the dates and locations.

Reasonable Modification for Senior Bus Transportation Policy

REASONABLE MODIFICATION POLICY FOR SENIOR BUS TRANSPORTATION

 BRICK TOWNSHIP recognizes that disabilities are as diverse as the individuals they serve and recognizes the need to make reasonable modifications to its policies, regarding assistance offered to passengers who may require additional assistance to use its services.

Under Title II of the ADA, state and local governments are required to make reasonable modifications to policies, practices and procedures where necessary to avoid discrimination.

For those riders who require additional assistance, Brick Township will endeavor to accommodate all reasonable modification requests for such assistance by following procedures outlined below:

  1. Riders must inform BRICK SENIOR SERVICES of the need and specific type of additional assistance requested at the time ride reservation is made.
  2. Reservationist will log the information within the client information system and advise Department Head of the specific rider need/request to determine the resources required to accommodate rider.
  3. The Department Head will evaluate the request and determine whether the request is reasonable to perform.
  4. If the Department Head deems the service requested to be unreasonable to perform or to repeat on a regular basis, he/she must cite specific reasoning to support the finding and inform the ADA COORDINATOR
  5. If the ADA COORDINATOR concurs with the finding of the Department Head, the rider must be so informed via phone call at least 48 hours before the requested/scheduled trip. The finding must also be communicated to the rider expeditiously by written correspondence or email.

Riders may appeal any such decisions by following established ADA grievance procedures. Complaints that a Township program, service or activity is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the Business Administrator. A Complainant may also file a complaint with the US Department of Transportation by contacting the Department at: US Department of Transportation, Office of Civil Rights, Federal Transit Administration.

Office of Civil Rights
Attention: Complaint Team
East Building, 5th Floor – TCR
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590

Alzheimer’s Care Giver Support Group

The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater New Jersey hosts a Care Giver Support Group on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 3pm at the Senior Outreach Center, 373 Adamston Road.  Call 1-800-272-3900 for info.

Click here to view a flyer: Brick_support_group_flier

New Medicare Cards Being Mailed Now

Medicare has started mailing of new Medicare card to all beneficiaries in New Jersey!  

  • New number called MEDICARE BENEFICIARY IDENTIFIER (MBI)
  • 11 characters, mix of letters and numbers
  • Random number -not associated with SSA number, or how collecting benefits

REMINDERS FOR CLIENTS:

  • New cards are FREE. Beware of scams asking for money or bank information over the phone related to the new cards.
  • Mailing will take time. Your card may arrive at a different time than your friend or neighbor.
  • Make sure your mailing address is up to date. Contact Social Security to check at 1-800-772-1213 or ssa.gov/myaccount.
  • Only your Medicare number is changing. Your Social Security number stays the same.  Keep any insurance cards you have from your Medigap, Part D, Medicare Advantage or retiree health plans.
  • Your Medicare coverage and benefits will stay the same.
  • Start using your new card as soon as you get it.
  • Beginning January 1, 2020, you can only use the new Medicare card and new number.
  • Be sure to destroy your old red, white, and blue Medicare card.
  • Health care providers can look up your new Medicare number if you forget your card.