Ways to Apply

Check your Eligibility

Screening takes about 5-10 minutes to complete, and you will need to provide monthly income information.

Apply Online

It takes about 20-45 minutes to complete an application. You will need to provide details about your household income, resources and personal information.

Apply in Person or by Mail

To apply in person download and complete application and bring, mail or fax to your County Board of Social Services.

Did you know?
  • Older adults and individuals with disabilities can send an authorized representative on their behalf to submit an application.
  • Individuals applying for SSI benefits, can also apply for NJ SNAP at the county Social Security District office at the same time they apply for SSI.

NJ SNAP Information Number: 1-800-687-9512

NJ SNAP Brochures: