DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (DFCD) - As a part of administering the Work First New Jersey welfare reform program DFCD attempts to solve the problems of TANF, Food Stamp and Medicaid recipients, as well as problems with housing and emergency assistance.
NJ SNAP (formerly Food Stamps) - This service provides assistance with food by issuing food stamps to eligible, low income individuals and families.
FRAUD UNIT - This service investigates complaints of possible fraud committed by welfare clients. Complaints are taken from private citizens and other agencies.
GENERAL ASSISTANCE - Some financial and medical benefits to eligible individuals and couples without children. PHONE (609) 348-3001.
NEW JERSEY CARE / MEDICALLY NEEDY - Medical benefits for low income aged and persons with disabilities. This service provides medical benefits to certain New Jersey residents who have incomes that are too high to qualify for the regular Medicaid program but meet the income and asset limits of the program.
NJHELPS - a free, easy, and private way for you to prescreen for 8 programs that are available to help you and your family.
TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE TO NEEDY FAMILIES (TANF) - provides financial and medical assistance to need families with at least one eligible child.