The New Jersey Department of Human Services has issued several new updates regarding SNAP benefits.
To continue receiving SNAP benefits, your case must be reviewed periodically. During the pandemic, these recertifications were paused and your benefits were extended. These extensions are being phased out. You will receive a Notice of Expiration letter in the mail from your local board of social services with your interview date or asking you to call and schedule an interview.
SNAP Benefit Changes
Temporary Emergency Supplemental Food Assistance Benefits
Starting March 2023, SNAP recipients will only receive their regular monthly benefit amount. The temporary supplemental emergency benefits provided during the pandemic will no longer be included. The minimum monthly SNAP benefit in New Jersey is now $95.
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You can check your benefits, change your pin, report a lost, stolen or damaged card and see your transaction history quickly and securely online at www.njfamiliesfirst.com or on the ConnectEBT app. The same username and password is used for both and can be set up either on the website or on the app. You will need to verify your identity when you set up your account. The ConnectEBT app is free and available in English and Spanish. You can download it in the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.
You can also call customer service at 1-800-997-3333, however, they may be experiencing higher call volumes, so please be patient. Please do not check your balance at the grocery store where cashiers may be very busy.