Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federally funded program that offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families. The program is run by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). If you live in this state and need to apply for a New Jersey SNAP Card, then the information below shows you how to apply for food stamps in New Jersey. If you have additional questions or concerns about the New Jersey SNAP program or the EBT application process, please contact the New Jersey Department Of Human Services for assistance.
Do I qualify for New Jersey SNAP?
Eligibility depends on several factors like income, household size, resources, etc.
How Can I Apply?
To pre-screen for NJ SNAP or other social service programs click here. This is a quick and easy way to find out if you might be able to get help. With the online application, you will spend less time in the office for your interview (If you are unable to get to the county Board of Social Services due to illness or disability, you may send an authorized representative on your behalf or request a telephone interview). You may also submit your application by fax or mail to your local County Welfare Office. After your application is received, you will be contacted to schedule an interview to confirm your application information. Also, please note households in which all members are applicants for or recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI), may apply for NJ SNAP at the Social Security District office at the same time you apply for SSI. NJ SNAP Benefits are issued through the easy-to-use "Families First" electronic benefits card.
You can apply for NJ SNAP: