About the County Welfare Agency

The County Welfare Agency provides intake and eligibility determination for economic assistance, paternity determination for Child Support, Home Health Care for seniors and the elderly, Social Services for all of its cases, as well as all emergency assistance. Phone Number : 201-420-3000 ext. 2051

Services 

SNAP: 

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, helps eligible recipients buy food using a debit card. Benefits are provided based on family size, income, expenses, and resources.

For further information click here (LINK – http://www.nj.gov/humanservices/dfd/programs)

Apply online here (LINK – https://oneapp.dhs.state.nj.us/)

 MEDICAL PROGRAMS:

  • NJ Family Care is a Federal and State funded health insurance program created to help NJ residents receive health coverage. Children, pregnant women, parents/caretaker relatives, single adults and childless couples (64 years and younger), if financially qualified, are eligible to receive health coverage.
  • Medicaid for the Aged, Blind and Disabled covers individuals who are 65 years or older as well as individuals determined to be blind or disabled.
  • Medicaid in Community is for individuals who do not receive SSI, but have income and resources under the SSI standards. Gross income is equal or less than $764.25 or $1,125.36 for a couple. The current resource maximum for an individual is $2,000 and $3,000 for a couple.
  • NJ Care is for individuals with gross monthly income that is equal or less than 100% of the Federal Poverty Level of $990 per month for single or $1,335 for a couple. The maximum resource for an individual is $4,000 and $6,000 for a couple.
  • NJ Workability program offers full NJ Medicaid health coverage to people with disabilities who are working, and whose earnings would otherwise make them ineligible for Medicaid. You must be under the age of 65 years to be eligible for this program.
  • MLTSS/Nursing Home Care are for individuals who need nursing home placement or home and community based services. An applicant must be clinically and financially eligible. Each of these eligibility processes is complex and must be evaluated according to the applicant’s individual circumstances.

For further information click here (LINK – http://www.nj.gov/humanservices/dfd/programs)

Apply online here (LINK – https://njfc.force.com/familycare/quickstar)

    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

    NEW JERSEY FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

    Please cilck here to view the 2022 NJ Family Care Income Eligibility Standards

    New Jersey Family Care is the state’s publicly funded health insurance program including all Medicaid programs for qualified New Jersey residents of any age group. Services for those eligible are free or low cost healthcare coverage that covers doctor visits, prescriptions, vision, dental care, mental health and substance use services and hospitalization.

    Click here to view the State website for Family Care Programs: www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dmahs/clients/medicaid

    Link to apply for NJ Family Care: www.njfamilycare.org

    Aged, Blind and Disabled Medicaid (ABD) -nursing home and long term care in the community link https://njfc.force.com/abd/abdstart or obtain a paper application from the Department of Family Services/Welfare Division: 257 Cornelison Avenue, Jersey City New Jersey 07302 or by telephone at 201-420-3000, Prompt 3

    GENERAL ASSISTANCE AND SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) formerly known as the Food Stamp Program assisting eligible residents to purchase food and maintain nutritional standards in the households. Benefits are provided based upon family size, income, expenses and resources. The General Assistance Program is a cash assistance program issued to those eligible individuals with no minor children in their care and custody. Applications may be accessed through the One App link https://oneapp.dhs.state.nj.us/ or by contacting the Department of Family Services/Welfare Division, 257 Cornelison Avenue, Jersey City New Jersey 07302 or by telephone at 201-420-3000, Prompt 2

    Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) formerly known as the Food Stamp Program issues to eligible families cash assistance, SNAP and Medicaid. Applications may be accessed through the One App link https://oneapp.dhs.state.nj.us/ or by contacting the Department of Family Services/Welfare Division, 257 Cornelison Avenue, Jersey City New Jersey 07302 or by telephone at 201-420-3000, Prompt 4

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