The New Jersey Human Services Department has launched a modernized benefits portal and online application for residents to apply for the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Work First New Jersey (WFNJ) program and has expanded SNAP Navigators across the state.
Individuals can check their eligibility for food assistance, cash assistance and health care by visiting NJHelps.gov.
Those who choose to apply for SNAP and/or WFNJ will be redirected to the new application.
The new application is mobile friendly, making it more accessible and reachable.
When applying for SNAP/WFNJ, individuals can upload required documents online through the new portal to confirm their eligibility and check the status of their application.
A video tutorial in English and Spanish on how to apply can also be found online here
The Department launched SNAP online purchasing during the height of the pandemic, and last year made available the ConnectEBT mobile application allowing SNAP beneficiaries to manage their accounts on the go.
The Department also has expanded the number of partner agencies, known as SNAP Navigators, who provide SNAP application assistance to the public at no cost.
This year the list of agencies participating as SNAP Navigators grew from three to 11 agencies with a presence in counties all across our state.
SNAP Navigators assist individuals with the application process, including helping them identify the documents they need to demonstrate their eligibility and how they can maximize their SNAP benefits.
For a list of SNAP Navigators by county, visit NJSNAP.gov