|Atlantic County, New Jersey
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DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
NJ SNAP (Food Stamps)
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The Board and Care staff monitors residential health care facilities and licensed
boarding homes for regulatory compliance. Board and Care staff places Atlantic
County residents who qualify for Board and Care and provides social and protective
services to all residents in boarding homes.
This service locates non-custodial parents and establishes paternity and/or
secures court orders for child support and medical insurance for Temporary
Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and Medicaid recipients. To be eligible
parent must provide documents relating to marriage or divorce, employment records
and any vital information relevant to locating non-custodial parents and copies
of any prior support orders.
This service is designed to prevent homelessness for families receiving Temporary
Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and
individuals receiving General Assistance (GA). Prevention services include
past due rent, first month's rent, security deposits, utility deposits
and late payments, furniture, food and intra and interagency information and
The Social Service for the Homeless (SSH) program provides assistance to New Jersey residents who are at risk of homelessness, but are ineligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families welfare, General Assistance welfare or Supplemental Security Income.
SSH can pay for emergency food or a motel or shelter stay for a limited amount of time. It also can provide rental, mortgage, utility, and security deposit assistance. This program also includes referral services and limited case management.
Comprehensive Emergency Assistance Services (CEAS)
Social Services for the Homeless
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) formerly Food Stamps - Increases food purchasing power of TANF (PA) and non-TANF (NPA) households.
This service provides assistance with food by issuing food stamps to eligible,
low-income individuals and families. These stamps can be used as cash
to buy food at food stores. The amount of food stamps issued depends
on the income and circumstances of the family. To be eligible, individuals
This service investigates complaints of possible fraud committed
by welfare clients. Complaints are taken from private citizens and other
agencies. Those making a complaint may remain anonymous. Where probable
fraud has been determined, is turned over to the prosecutors' office
for enforcement. The fraud unit also prosecutes cases remanded by the
prosecutors' office to municipal courts in cooperation with county counsel
and seeks civil judgments in appropriate cases. The principal function
of the fraud unit is to help maintain the integrity of the public assistance
programs administered by the Department of Family & Community Development.
Provides cash assistance to individuals and couples without
children for all municipalities in Atlantic County who
meet income, employment and other criteria. Applications can be completed online at www.NJhelps.org. Residents of Absecon, EHT, Linwood, Northfield, Pleasantville, Port Republic, and Somers Point may also apply in person at the Atlantic County Office Building, 1333 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City, Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Provides affordable health insurance to children from birth through
18 years of age whose family income level meets
the program’s criteria; in addition provides
medical benefits for low income, aged and disabled.
Visit the NJ Family Care web site for more information.
New Jersey Care/NJFamily Care/Medically Needy/Aged and Disabled - 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. The following
groups of individuals may be eligible: Aged 65 years or
older, blind or disabled, pregnant, needy children under the age of 12.