New Jersey Food Stamp Program
New Jersey administers the Federal Food Stamp program, which enables eligible low-income individuals and families to receive cash benefits to help pay for food. The County Welfare Agency determines eligibility. Individuals and families who are dee...
What is New Jersey Food Stamp Program?
The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, provides food benefits, access to a healthy diet, and education on food preparation and nutrition to low-income households. Recipients spend their benefits (provided on an electronic card that is used like an ATM card) to buy eligible food in authorized retail food stores.
SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net. The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) works with state agencies, nutrition educators, and neighborhood and faith-based organizations to ensure that those eligible for nutrition assistance can make informed decisions about applying for the program and can access benefits. SNAP is the federal name for the program. State programs may have different names.
For this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of New Jersey.
In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
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To see if you might be eligible for SNAP benefits, use SNAP's pre-screening tool.
Because many programs offer services to families that may qualify them under other local criteria, we strongly recommend you contact the program in your community for more information and guidance.
What is the application process for New Jersey Food Stamp Program?
To apply online, please visit the NJOneApp online application portal. Please note that the online application website may only work in certain browsers.
For additional application information, visit the Apply Online for NJ SNAP page. You will be able to download an application form directly from the site.