The Volunteer Bill Payer Program is co-sponsored by the Legal Council for the Elderly Department of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, and the Cumberland County Office on Aging & Disabled, to provide bill paying and financial record keeping services for low-income Cumberland County residents age 60 and over or disabled, who are able to make their own decisions, but are unable to handle their own financial affairs, and have no other reliable source of help.
The mission of the Volunteer Bill Payer Program is to enable low-income older or disabled persons to remain living independently in the community, in dignity, by assuring that their financial obligations are met.
The Office on Aging & Disabled with the support of AARP and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, recruits and trains volunteers, publicizes the program, arranges matches of clients and volunteers, and monitors the accuracy and effectiveness of the volunteer services. In addition, the Office on Aging is alert to linking clients with other programs and services which may improve their quality of life.
AARP provides excellent training materials, guidance based on years of Bill Payer Program experience in many areas of the nation, and limited insurance coverage for client funds and volunteer liability. The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services provides ongoing supportive counsel.
Volunteer Bill Payers help clients in their homes with the following activities: establishing a budget; handling mail; writing checks (all checks are signed by the client); and balancing the checkbook.
New volunteers are welcomed into the program, and client referrals are encouraged. Call David Grennon, Jr. at (856) 453-2220 for information on client eligibility guidelines.
800 E. Commerce Street
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Phone: (856) 453-2220
Fax: (856) 453-2212
David Grennon, Jr., Program Coordinator