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Are you a Senior Citizen Receiving SSI Benefits?

The Department of Human Services is reaching out to seniors (age 65 or older) on SSI, who may not be receiving SNAP benefits. You may receive a letter about this, with a one-page application form. If you are already getting SNAP benefits, you will not get this letter.  The program is called the New Jersey Simplified Nutritional Assistance For Seniors (SNAS). The form asks for basic information about your age, who you live with, and your housing expenses. If you get this letter and fill out the form and return it to your county welfare agency, you may be able to easily get nutrition assistance benefits from the SNAP program. If you qualify, you will be automatically enrolled in SNAP and will receive a set amount of benefits—either $83 or $141 per month, depending on your housing costs. Some people may be eligible for more SNAP benefits if they complete a longer SNAP application and provide more information and documents than this one-page form. The SNAS program is a way to easily get benefits using a simple application process.

If you have questions about the SNAP program, you can contact your county welfare agency (listed below). You can also call LSNJLAWSM, Legal Services of New Jersye’s statewide, toll-free legal hotline, at 1-888-LSNJ-LAW.  (1-888-576-5529) .

Atlantic  County
Department of Family and Community Development 
1333 Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 348-3001
Fax: (609) 343-2374
Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Bergen County
Bergen County Board of Social Services
218 Route 17 North
17 Park Office Center - Building A
Rochelle Park, NJ 07662
(201) 368-4200
Fax: (201) 368-8710
Hours: 7:45 AM- 4:45 PM
Tues.: 7:45 AM -8:00 PM

Burlington County 
Burlington County Board of Social Services
Human Services Facility
795 Woodlane Road
Mount Holly, NJ 08060
(609) 261-1000
Fax: (609) 261-0463
Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Camden County
Camden County Board of Social Service
Althea R. Wright Administration Bldg.
600 Market Street
Camden, NJ 08102-1255
(856) 225-8800
Fax: (856) 225-7797
Hours: 8:30 AM -4:30 AM

Cape May County
Cape May County Board of Social Services
4005 Route 9 South
Rio Grande, NJ 08242
South Rio Grande, NJ 08242
(609) 886-6200
Fax: (609) 889-9332
Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Cumberland County
Cumberland County Board of Social Services
275 North Delsea Dr.
Vineland, NJ 08360-3607
(856) 691-4600
Fax: (856) 692-7635
Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Essex County
Essex County Dept of Citizen Services
Division of Welfare
18 Rector Street - 9th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 733-3000
Fax: (973) 643-3985
Hours: 7:30 AM -4:00 PM
Weds. by appointment only - (973) 733-2001: 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
* Closed to public every 3rd Thursday of the month.*

Gloucester County
Gloucester County Division of Social Services
400 Hollydell Drive
Sewell, NJ 08080
(856) 582-9200
Fax: (856) 582-6587
Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Every 1st & 3rd Tues. 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Hudson County
Hudson County Dept of Family Services
Division of Welfare
257 Cornelison Ave.
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 420-3000
Fax: (201) 420-0343
Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:15 PM

Hunterdon County
Hunterdon County 
Department of Human Services
Division of Social Services
PO Box 2900
6 Gauntt Place
Flemington, NJ 08822
(908) 788-1300
Fax: (908) 806-4588
Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 AM

Mercer County 
Mercer County Board of Social Services
200 Woolverton Street
Trenton, NJ 08611
(609) 989-4320
Fax: (609) 989-0405
Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tues.: 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM

Middlesex County 
Middlesex County Board of Social Services
181 How Lane
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
(732) 745-3500
Fax: (732) 745-4558
Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:15 PM

Monmouth County
Monmouth County Division of Social Services
PO Box 3000
3000 Kozloski Road
Freehold, NJ 07728
(732) 431-6000
Fax: (732) 431-6017

Freehold Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:40 PM
Thurs.: 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM

Ocean Field Office: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tues. & Weds.: 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM

Morris County
Morris County 
Office of Temporary Assistance
340 W. Hanover Ave
Morristown, NJ 07960
PO Box 900
Morristown, NJ 07963
(973) 326-7800
Fax: 973-326-7875
Hours: 8:30 AM -4:30 PM
Every Other Tues.: 8:30 -7:30 PM

Ocean County
Ocean County Board of Social Services
1027 Hooper Avenue
Toms River, NJ 08753
PO Box 547
Toms River, NJ 08757
(732) 349-1500
Fax: (732) 244-8075
Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tues.: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Passaic County
Passaic County Board of Social Services
80 Hamilton Street
Paterson, NJ 07505-2057
(973) 881-0100
Fax: (973) 881-3232
Hours: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM (Doors are closed to the public at 4:15 PM)

Salem County 
Salem County Board of Social Services
147 South Virginia Avenue
Penns Grove, NJ 08069
(856) 299-7200
Fax: (856) 299-3245
Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Somerset County
Somerset County Board of Social Services
PO Box 936
73 East High Street
Somerville, NJ 08876
(908) 526-8800
Fax: (908) 231-9010
Hours: 8:15 AM - 6:00 PM
Field Office Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Sussex County 
Sussex County Division of Social Services
83 Spring Street, Suite 203
Newton, NJ 07860
PO Box 218
Newton, NJ 07860
(973) 383-3600
Fax: 973-579-9894
Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Union County 
Union County Division of Social Services 
342 Westminster Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
(908) 965-2700
Fax: (908) 965-2752
Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Warren County
Warren County Division of Temporary Assistance and Social Services
1 Shotwell Dr.
Belvidere, NJ 07823
(908) 475-6301
Fax: (908) 475-1533 
Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM​​

4/9/2018