Division of Medical Assistance & Health

Personal Preference Program (PPP)



Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Adult, 18 and under)


Aging (Adult)


Physical Disability (Adult, 18 & under)


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  • Worker’s Compensation Communication: Check out the letter about this change, here.
  • Thank you for a great 2023 NJ Self-Direction Conference!
  • NJFamilyCare Benefits Letters: See copies in Program documents
  • The 2022 NJ Self-Direction Conference was a big success!
  • Thank you for attending our first FREE Self-Direction webinar of 2022, “Self-Direction: A Long-Term Care Alternative”
  • NJ Caregivers on Public Partnerships Self-Direction Employee Option, Presented by: Mark Altieri & Eric Arnold, Public Partnerships
  • NEW Announcement: NJ Minimum Wage Increase
  • Announcement: NJ Sick Leave Law, read more here.
  • Helpful Resources, read more here.


Public Partnerships is excited to partner with the Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services to serve as the fiscal intermediary for the Personal Preference Program (PPP).

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.

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.

Monthly budget managementWe help you keep your spending on track. 

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.

Service reports – With our reports you’ll always have a clear picture of the services you’ve received. 

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

Information and Assistance / Fiscal Consultant Services – We support you with questions and assistance through your time in the program.

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.

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) is used in your program. Submit and approve timesheets with Time4Care EVV, our easy-to-use mobile app.

Download on App Store Download on Google Play

Here are some things that will help you learn more about EVV and how to use the Time4Care mobile app:

EVV and Time4Care FAQ Time4Care Quick Guide

Log in

Select the system your program uses to go to the login page.


Log time, review, approve, and submit timesheets, and handle electronic visit verification with ease.

Learn more about the benefits of Time4Care

Download in App Store Download in Google Play

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

Program Documents


Contact Information

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