Applications

Building entranceWhere to Apply

All New Jersey residents are served by our New Brunswick office at 181 How Lane. Limited services are available at our temporary office at the Alexander F. Jankowski Community Center located on 1 Olive Street, Perth Amboy. Please contact our Call Center at 732-745-3500 for information about where to apply.

Please note that applications can be submitted online via the NJ Helps Website.

SNAP (Food Stamp) applications may also be made by telephone. Contact our Call Center for additional information.

How to Apply

Boarding Home and Rooming House Services
Residents of Middlesex County are eligible for Boarding Home Services, for more information call 732-745-3500 or toll-free 1-800-SOCIAL2 and select “0” to reach the Information Center.

Cash Assistance Adult
Single adults without dependents who live in Carteret, Cranbury, Dunellen, East Brunswick, Edison, Helmetta, Highland Park, Jamesburg, Metuchen, Middlesex, Milltown, Monroe, New Brunswick, North Brunswick, Old Bridge, Perth Amboy, Piscataway, Sayreville, South Amboy, South Brunswick, South Plainfield, South River and Spotswood may apply for cash assistance in the New Brunswick office.

To file a Cash Assistance application, an in-person interview is required. The following is a list of information frequently required to complete an application:

  • You must prove who you say you are.
  • You must have the Social Security Number for all applicants.
  • You must prove where you live (unless you are homeless).
  • If you are not able to work for medical reasons you must provide a doctor’s note.
  • If you are not a US citizen you must provide a current I-94 or current I-551.
  • If you have resources you must provide records, statements or proof of their current value.
  • If you have earned and/or unearned income, you must verify the source, amount and how often you receive it.

Cash Assistance Family
To file a Cash Assistance application, an in-person interview is required. The following is a list of information frequently required to complete an application:

  • You must prove who you say you are.
  • You must have the Social Security Number for all applicants.
  • You must prove where you live (unless you are homeless).
  • If you are not able to work for medical reasons you must provide a doctor’s note.
  • If you are not a US citizen you must provide a current I-94 or current I-551.
  • If you have resources you must provide records, statements or proof of their current value.
  • If you have earned and/or unearned income, you must verify the source, amount and how often you receive it.

Child Support and Paternity Program
To apply for child support services, contact the Board of Social Services or Family Court. Information and applications are also available through the state’s child support services website, www.njchildsupport.org, or by calling 1-877-NJKIDS1. There is a one-time $6 fee to apply for full child support services. If you receive public assistance, there is no fee.

Food Stamp Program
Anyone wishing to apply for benefits may apply in person at our office in New Brunswick, online at the New Jersey OneApp web site, or by calling our Call Center at 732-745-3500. We also offer the elderly or disabled individual the convenience of a home visit for the initial interview and thereafter, a yearly telephone interview. To arrange a home visit, call 732-745-3533.

Elderly or disabled individuals unable to come to the office may also have another person, friend or relative (called an Authorized Representative), come to the office and be interviewed on their behalf. Applications are also available by mail. To have an application mailed to you, call the office at 732-745-3500 or 1-800-SOCIAL2, and select “0” to reach the Information Center.

The following is a list of information frequently required to complete an application:

  • You must prove who you say you are.
  • You must have the Social Security Number for all household members.
  • You must prove where you live (unless you are homeless).
  • If you are not able to work for medical reasons you must provide a doctor’s note.
  • If you are not a US citizen you must provide a current I-94 or current I-551.
  • If you have resources you must provide records, statements or proof of their current value.
  • If you have earned and/or unearned income, you must verify the source, amount and how often you receive it.
  • Also bring proof of expenses, such as rent or mortgage payments, medical bills, child care and child support.

Medical Assistance Program
NJ Family Care Medicaid applications may be completed online at NJ Familycare.org.  NJ Family Care coverage is based on a household’s income and the Federal Poverty Limits (FPL), our office handles those households under 133-150% of the FPL.  You may apply online, or through the mail by downloading the application on the State’s website and mailing it to our office, or in person.  Traditional Family Care covers pregnant women, parents and children, with some restrictions based on your alien status.  The Affordable Care Act expanded Medicaid allowing single adults 21 years of age and older and childless couples to be covered as long as they meet the appropriate Federal Poverty Limit.   Please see the NJ Familycare.org website for more detailed information.

The Board also determines eligibility for Medicaid programs for the Aged, over 65 years old, the Blind and Disabled, as defined by the Social Security Administration.  Income and asset limits apply but do vary based on what your living arrangement is; whether you live at home in the community alone or with others, or in an assisted living community, or a long term care facility or hospital.  Additional information regarding the eligibility requirements is available on the State’s website at: http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dmahs/clients/medicaid/abd/.  You may also call our Screening line at 732-745-3789 for eligibility information and/or to have an application mailed to you.

Refugee Resettlement Program
To file a Refugee Resettlement application, an in-person interview is required. The following is a list of information frequently required to complete an application:

  • You must prove who you say you are.
  • You must have the Social Security Number for all applicants.
  • You must prove where you live (unless you are homeless).
  • If you are not able to work, for medical reasons you must provide a doctor’s note.
  • If you are not a US citizen you must provide a current I-94 or current I-551.
  • If you have resources you must provide records, statements or proof of their current value.