Freeholder Jeffrey Pierson wants to ensure all Cape May County residents who are receiving WFNJ and SNAP benefits during this ongoing coronavirus concern that the processing of those benefits is a top priority.
In an effort to make it easier for you to apply or receive your benefits, a number of temporary changes have been put in place regarding social services that are administered here at the Cape May County Division of Social Services.
We are encouraging county residents who want to apply for SNAP food assistance, or cash assistance under the Work First New Jersey program to do so online at NJHelps.org. During this public health crisis, we can do interviews by phone, so you do not need to come into the office to apply for benefits.
Work First New Jersey cash assistance clients who are due for their case to be reviewed in March or April automatically will get a 60-day extension. You do not need to come into the office.
If you are a SNAP food assistance or a Work First New Jersey cash assistance client, you are not required to attend your work activity, unless you want to and the program is operating. This includes people who are applying for Work First New Jersey General Assistance and are in a work activity for 28 days while their application is being reviewed. No penalty will be assessed to you if you do not attend your work activity.
When you need to bring paperwork to the office, you can fax, mail or look for the drop box located in the front of the building with a red sign.
The Cape May County Department of Human Services can be reached at 609-886-6200. If you are experiencing homelessness and it is after 4:30PM, please call 2-1-1.