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Get Help: New Jersey Social Services Guide: Finances

Tools For Tough Economic Times and Finding Social Services

Financial Resources

Auto Insurance

  • Special Automobile Insurance Policy (SAIP) program, also known as Dollar a Day helps make limited auto insurance coverage available to drivers who are eligible for Federal Medicaid with hospitalization. Such drivers can obtain a medical coverage-only policy at a cost of $365 a year.

Banking Issues

Bill Paying

  • NJHelps allows you to self screen for over 28 programs.

Food Assistance

  • NJ Snap (formerly food stamps).
  • Locate food pantries and soup kitchens.

Military Benefits

Personal Finance

Tax Assistance

Tax Credits

Temporary Assistance

  • WorkFirst NJ provides temporary cash assistance and many other support services to families through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.
  • Emergency Assistance (EA) is available in certain situations for eligible persons.  It is limited to 12 months.

Unemployment

Utility Bills