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Employment Tools

Job Seekers

Employers

  • Jobs4Jersey.com offers online services for employers.

Financial Tools

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

Housing Tools

Affordable Housing

Foreclosure

Homelessness Prevention

New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency

  • NJHMFA provides programs for home buyers, home owners, renters, seniors and those with special needs.

Reverse Mortgages

Utility Bills

  • The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities provides information about the following assistance programs: Comfort Partners, LIHEAP, Universal Service Fund - Energy, Winter Termination Program, Lifeline Program, NJSHARES and Telephone Assistance.

Health Tools

Assistive Technology

  • The Division of Deaf and Hard of Hearing distributes assistive technology devices to qualified New Jersey residents wtih hearing loss to ensure access to the telecommunications and visual alerting home safety equipment needed to live independently.

Brain Injuries

Cancer

Caregivers

  • Find resources for many aspects of caregiving from the New Jersey Aging and Disability Resource Connection.

Consumer Health Information

  • HealthyNJ is a comprehensive consumer health resource for healthy living.

Doctor Bills

Doctor Profiles

  • New Jersey Health Care Profile database. Search medical doctors, podiatrists and optometrists by name to find information such as education and board certification.

Medical Insurance for the Uninsured

Medication Costs

Mental Health

Transportation to Doctor Appointments

Tools for Families

Child Care

Child Support

Children With Special Needs

College Costs

College Preparation

  • New Jersey Gear Up helps students in Trenton, Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Camden, Bridgeton and Atlantic City/Pleasantville get ready for college.

Domestic Violence

  • The New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women provides a service guide by county.
  • New Jersey Domestic Violence Hotline. Call toll-free: 800-572-SAFE (7233) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Medical Insurance

New or Expectant Parents

Nutrition For Mothers and Children

  • WIC, the special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children provides supplemental nutritious foods.

Tools for Seniors

NJ EASE

  • New Jersey Easy Access, Single Entry (NJ EASE) is an easy way for seniors and their families to get information about, and access to senior services by calling a toll free phone number which will be answered by a person from an agency in your county.
    Call toll-free: 1-877-222-3737.

Aging and Disability Resource Connection

  • ADRC provides information and assistance to older persons, adults with physical disabilities, caregivers and professionals looking for services or programs.

Assistive Technology

  • The Division of Deaf and Hard of Hearing distributes assistive technology to qualified New Jersey residents wtih hearing loss to ensure access to the telecommunications and visual alerting home safety equipment needed to live independently.

Doctor Bills

Hearing Aids

Meals on Wheels

Medication Costs

Reverse Mortgages

Special Automobile Insurance Company (SAIP)

  • A new initiative, also known as Dollar a Day, that 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.

Statewide Benefits for Older Persons

Tax Assistance

Transportation to Doctor Appointments

Utility Bills

  • The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities provides information about the following assistance programs: Comfort Partners, LIHEAP, Universal Service Fund-Energy, Winter Termination Program, Lifeline Program, NJSHARES and Telephone Assistance.