AARP New Jersey, April 21, 2010
The NJ Food Stamp Program provides low-income households with electronic benefits which participants use to purchase food. You apply for benefits by completing a state application form. (This application is available online through the NJHELP web site.) Benefits are provided on an electronic card that is used like a bank debit card and accepted at most grocery stores.
New Jersey law requires a single older person’s net monthly income to be less than 100% of the Federal poverty level. In 2008, 64,280 New Jersey seniors participated in the Food Stamp Program with the average monthly benefit of about $200.
AARP New Jersey is working with the State to find ways to take advantage of the new change in federal law that will enable more older adults to be eligible: either by making the application process simpler; or by establishing an auto-enrollment system to help those receiving other state assistance programs such as PAAD or LIHEAP to be automatically enrolled in the Food Stamp Program.
It is important for eligible New Jersey residents to take advantage of the potential benefits of this nutritional support program! The application is available online. For any questions about how to apply or what the program offers, call the New Jersey Food Stamp Information Line (toll-free): 1-800-687-9512.
See the USDA web site for more information about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
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