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Low Income Assistance

What are the qualifications for food stamps and how can I apply for them?

NJ SNAP, formerly Food Stamps, is New Jersey's supplemental nutritional assistance program that can help low-income families buy the groceries they need to eat healthy. You must apply through your County Welfare Agency, which determines eligibility for the NJ SNAP program

Where can I find information on welfare in New Jersey?

Where can I find information on energy assistance?

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides subsidies to help low-income families and individuals paying for home heating costs or heating bills associated with rent. The Home Energy Assistance Hotline is 1-800-510-3102. The Board of Public Utilities also has a list of energy assistance programs.

Where can I find information on low-cost health insurance for my children and myself?

NJ FamilyCare provides information that will help you determine whether you qualify for low-cost or no-cost health insurance. You can also fill out an online application or view frequently asked questions.