Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs]

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Low Income Assistance

What are the qualifications for food stamps and how can I apply for them?

You must apply through your County Welfare Agency, which determines eligibility for the food stamp program. The phone number for the food stamp hotline is 1-800-792-9773.

Where can I find information on welfare in New Jersey?

Where can I find information on energy assistance?

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides subsidies to help low-income families and individuals paying for home heating costs or heating bills associated with rent. The Home Energy Assistance Hotline is 1-800-510-3102. The Board of Public Utilities also has a list of energy assistance programs.

Where can I find information on low-cost health insurance for myself and my children?

NJ FamilyCare provides information that will help you determine whether you qualify for low-cost or no-cost health insurance. You can also download an application or view fast facts.