How to Apply for SNAP Food Stamps in New Jersey


Department

New Jersey Department of Human Services


Program

New Jersey Food Stamp Program


Application Instructions

To apply for Food Stamps in New Jersey, locate the nearest Department Human Services office by clicking here or call the New Jersey SNAP Information Hotline at 1-800-687-9512. Applicants can print out the online application and submit the completed form to their local office as instructed. The state of New Jersey also allows residents to apply for the Food Stamps by completing an online screening and application located here.


Eligibility

In order to apply for SNAP benefits in New Jersey, applicants must meet the criteria set forth by the USDA's SNAP Eligibility Requirements, as well as supplying the necessary documentation, including a Social Security Number for each household member, as requested by the state. While an applicant's personal real estate, personal vehicle and personal property do not disqualify a family from receiving benefits, countable assets such as bank accounts should not exceed $2000, or $3000 if the home has an elderly or disabled occupant. Households must have a gross monthly income at or below 130 percent of the Federal poverty guidelines. After allowable deductions, a household's monthly net income should be 100 percent or less of the Federal poverty guidelines in order to be eligible for SNAP. Finally, adults residing in a household must also meet work requirements as outlined by the program. For more details about eligibility, please click the link above or use the SNAP Pre-Screening Eligibility Tool. New Jersey residents can complete a pre-screening eligibility tool (link: https://oneapp.dhs.state.nj.us//) to determine eligibility prior to applying.




How to Apply For WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children) in New Jersey


Office Contact Number

1-866-446-5942


Office Website

Click here for online application information


Find A Local Office

Click here to find your local WIC office