Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)

NJ DDD Self-Directed Option 



Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Adult)



Public Partnerships will partner with the NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities to serve as the fiscal intermediary for the Division’s Supports Program, Interim Program, and Community Care Waiver (CCW) Program. 

We look forward to getting to know you and your family during this transition. We will be updating this page regularly, so please visit us again for more information.  Public Partnerships is excited to partner with the Division of Aging Services to serve as the fiscal intermediary for the Jersey Assistance for Community Caregiving (JACC), the Participant-Employed Provider (PEP) program. 

Participants can 

Decide how much to pay for services, and negotiate with caregivers (within your budget).

Find, hire, manage, and dismiss your caregivers.

Use BetterOnline to review your budget and approved services.

Use BetterOnline to monitor your careworker’s hours and spending.

Use BetterOnline or Time4Care to review, approve, and submit your caregiver’s timesheets.

Services include

Payroll – We process payroll for your caregiver using money from your budget.

Employment tax requirements – We handle all employment-related taxes for you, including federal, state, local, and unemployment.

Enrollment support – We help you and your caregiver with enrollment and training through your enrollment specialist,

Customer service – Our friendly and professional customer service agents are available five days a week to help you with any questions.

Payments for additional services – We process payments for goods and services purchased by the participant using their allocated budget funds

How to get started

Take the questionnaire


Both participants (employers) and caregivers (employees) have lots of timekeeping to do when working in a self-direction program.

Time4Care is our highly rated mobile solution for Apple and Android smart devices.

Reminders to submit timesheets

Timesheet submission and approval alerts

Timesheet error checking

Offline time entry

Simple calendar interface

Privacy features


Instant timesheet approval

Works right in the MyAccount/BetterOnline portal


Better Online is a web-based app that keeps you organized and gives you the tools and info you need to manage your self-direction journey. Handle timesheets, check how much you spend each month, and get answers when you need them. It’s easy to use and available from any internet-connected device.

Log in

Select the system to go to the login page.


Log time and review, approve, and submit timesheets with ease.

Learn more about the benefits of Time4Care

Download on App Store Download on Google Play

Fill out, approve, and submit timesheets, complete enrollment paperwork, and run reports 

Program Documents


Procedures & Information

ARC New Jersey Event September 17, 2020 Authorized Representative Form NEW BetterOnline™ Portal Instruction for Vendors CARI Notice COVID 19 List Of Links And Resources (1) CS NJ DDD PPL Talks To Vendors 2.23.2021 Can I Treat My Self Directed Employee As An Independent Contractor Criminal Background Consent NEW Difficulty Of Care One Off Download the OPIA Bulletin NEW Employee Change Of Information NEW Employee Letter Service Documentation NEW Employee Termination Form NEW Employee Wage Change Process Fingerprinting Instructions 2020 (Updated) Frequently Asked Questions Frequently Asked Questions 09.11.17 Individuals Dually Enrolled In DDD & PPP NEW NEW: Training Deadline Date NEW: Training Payments FAQ NEW NJ DDD COVID 19 Essential Workers Update (1) NJ DDD Community Vendor List NEW NJ DDD Complaint Appeal Form NEW NJ DDD Complaint Form NEW NJ DDD E Invoice Schedule 2023 NJ DDD E Invoice Schedule 2024 NJ DDD E-Invoicing Presentation – 3.23.21 NJ DDD Invoice Schedule 2023 NJ DDD Invoice Schedule 2024 NJ DDD Live Event August 19, 2020 NJ DDD Live Event December 16, 2020 NJ DDD Live Event January 20, 2021 NJ DDD Live Event July 20, 2020 NJ DDD Live Event November 18, 2020 NJ DDD Live Event October 22, 2020 NJ DDD Live Event September 16, 2020 NJ DDD Pay Schedule 2023 NJ DDD Pay Schedule 2024 NJ DDD Temporary Self Directed Employee (SDE) Overtime (1) NJ DDD Vendor Enrollment Package NEW NJ Healthease Newsletter (1) NJ PPL COVID 19 Important Information (1) NJ Talks To Support Coordinators NJFamilyCare Benefits Letters Need To File A Worker’s Compensation Insurance Claim NEW PPL Vendor FE/A Model Information Session August 23 2023 Final PPL Vendor FE/A Model Information Session February 15 2023 Final PPL Vendor FE/A Model Information Session May 17 2023 Final PPL Vendor FE/A Model Information Session November 29 2023 Final Pre Enrollment Drug Testing Notice Pre-Employment Screen Notice Presentation Talk To Support Coordinators (March 23, 2022) Public Partnerships Office Hours Announced! Read NJ Sick Leave FAQs for JACC employees NEW Request For Payment Form Fillable (1) NEW Request For Payment Form Instructions NEW Service Documentation Fax Cover Service Documentation Guidance For Self-Directed Employees Service Documentation Log State Unemployment Insurance FAQ For DHS (Jan 2024) Support Brokerage Authorization Form Transportation Log for SDEs NEW Transportation Milage Log for Vendor/Agencies Who To Call

Contact Information

Customer Service Hours:
Monday – Friday:
8am – 6pm | ET

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