Sometimes people think they shouldn't need help putting food on the table, but sometimes it's hard to make ends meet. If you don't know how or if you can pay for your next meal or next week's groceries, NJ SNAP can help.
NJ SNAP, formerly Food Stamps, is a complementary nutrition aid scheme in New Jersey that can help low-income families buy the food they need for healthy eating.
For more information on pre-screening for SNAP and other social service programs in New Jersey , please click here. This is a quick and easy way to find out if you may be eligible for assistance . Online applications can reduce the amount of time you spend in the office for an interview (of illness or disability If the person is unable to go to the county social services board because of this, send an authorized representative to represent him or her (You can either do this or request a phone interview).
You can also send your application by fax or mail to your local county welfare office.
After receiving your request, you will be contacted to arrange an appointment for an interview to confirm the information related to your application.
Please also note that households in which all members are applicants or are recipients of supplemental income (SSI), NJ SNAP can apply to the Social Security District at the same time you apply for SSI.
NJ SNAP benefits are issued through the easy-to-use electronic benefits card, Families First, and It is.
County Welfare Agency - Social Services Committee
You'll need to fill out an application form and bring various supporting documents with you - for more information on these forms and on New Jersey SNAP. Please click here.
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