New Jersey Benefits

Food Stamps (SNAP)

The New Jersey SNAP-Food assistance program is a state sponsored program that provides cash assistance aimed at subsidizing the cost of food for poor families. In order to qualify for this program the applicant needs to meet a specified set of eligibility requirements after which they start receiving food stamps within 30 days after the application has been processed.


New Jersey Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides grants to low-income families living in New Jersey for the purpose of paying heating bills during winter and medically necessary cooling bills during summer.


New Jersey (NJ) Medicaid is a program that provides health insurance coverage to parents/guardians, dependent children, and individuals that are blind, aged, or disabled. This is a federally funded health insurance program that is administered by the Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services (DMAHS) to cater for low and moderate income people. Some of the benefits associated with this type of insurance includes; settling hospital bills, prescription drug payments, nursing home bills, among others.


New Jersey familycare is an initiative by the state of New Jersey and the federal government aimed at enabling uninsured children in New Jersey to access affordable health insurance. The main aim of this program is to provide health insurance to families who, despite their hard work cannot afford the cost of privately sponsored health insurance. This health insurance program is comprehensive and caters for a majority of your kid's health complications. Eligibility to the New Jersey familycare program is based on monthly income and family size. Family assets are not considered when determining eligibility.


Workfirst New Jersey is a state welfare reform program that advocates for work as an important step towards establishing one's life and building a bright future. Workfirst New jersey aims at helping people secure employment and become self sufficient by giving them appropriate training, education and provision of job opportunities.

WorkFirst New Jersey works hand-in-hand with "Temporary Assistance for Needy Families" to provide temporary cash assistance to families in the program.


The New Jersey unemployed insurance program is a joint initiative by the US federal government and the state of New Jersey to provide temporary financial assistance, to currently unemployed workers who are looking for employment opportunities. This program plays an important role in helping these individuals and their families make the transition from unemployment to employment. To qualify for this program the applicants need to meet a certain set of eligibility requirements that are mainly pegged on the individual and household incomes.


New Jersey Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) helps low-income households to reduce energy costs by installing energy efficient measures. The program conducts a free home energy audit to find out weatherization improvements necessary for making home more energy efficient.


The New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, commonly referred to as the "New Jersey WIC", is a program that provides nutritious foods to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants and children up to the age of five years. Other services provided by the New Jersey WIC program include: free nutrition education, breastfeeding support, immunization services, healthcare screening and healthcare referrals.