All New Jersey recipients of the New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will receive extra benefits in November, the New Jersey Department of Human Services announced Monday morning.
New Jersey households eligible for the program will receive at least $95 in emergency benefits or the maximum benefit for your household size, whichever is greater.
The 15 percent increase in SNAP benefits that began last January will now remain in effect through at least the month of November.
The extra benefits are intended to help address food needs related to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
NJ SNAP serves nearly 900,000 New Jerseyans in over 419,000 households, with the monthly SNAP benefit based on household size and income.
If you are a SNAP recipient, you can check your balance by visiting www.NJFamiliesFirst.com or by calling the number on the back of your card.