NJ SNAP Eligibility and Application For Federal Coronavirus Relief!

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  1. SNAP COVID Relief – College Student Fact Sheet and
  2. NJSNAP Benefits (How to find your fafsa filed information)

Federal Coronavirus Relief Legislation expands New Jersey’s SNAP eligibility for college students during the public health emergency from the New Jersey Department of Human Services.

This relief is available to students currently participate in federal or state work study programs (on or off campus employment), even if the students are not actively participating in the work study program.

What is NJ SNAP?

New Jersey’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

URL address- https://www.nj.gov/humanservices/njsnap/

Who is Eligible to Apply?

• Be a US citizen or qualified immigrant whose documents allow them to remain in this country permanently;
• File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and received an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0 for the current academic year;
• Be enrolled in an approved Career and Technical Education Program at a New Jersey community college;
• Be employed at least 20 hours per week AND paid for such work;
• Be participating in a federal work study program during the school year;
• Be participating in an on-the-job training program;
• Be responsible for the care of a member of your household who is a dependent under the age of six years-old;
• Be a single parent enrolled full-time AND responsible for a dependent under the age 12 years-old;
• Be unable to work due to a physical or mental disability; or
• Be receiving Work First New Jersey (WFNJ) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits (cash
assistance).

How do I Apply?

Students may apply multiple ways.  Select: Ways to Apply for NJ SNAP
Or visit https://www.njhelps.org/NJHelpsHomePage

Other Resources –

Legal Services of New Jersey has offered to provide assistance to qualifying community college students who:

  1. Have questions about SNAP eligibility;
  2. Have questions about the SNAP application; and/or
  3. Have applied for SNAP but have been denied.
If I have questions, who may I contact?  Students can visit https://lsnjlawhotline.org/ to request support from Legal Services of New Jersey.