The Morris County Office of Temporary Assistance would like to encourage clients to apply online or by phone for enrollment to our programs. Please note, due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the increase in applications, you may experience longer wait times in our response.
All extensions of certification periods and extensions of interim reporting requirements have ended.
To continue to receive SNAP benefits without interruption, please remember to
- recertify your case, and
- complete the IRF when it is sent to you and return it.
If not, your case will be closed and benefits will end.
Eligible SNAP recipients who receive food assistance through NJ SNAP will receive at least $95 in emergency benefits ("supplementary emergency allotments") or the maximum temporary benefit for your household size, whichever is greater.
These supplemental emergency allotments will continue to be disbursed monthly, through the month following the expiration of New Jersey’s State of Emergency declaration (pending monthly Federal approval of the emergency allotment request.)
Check back every month to see if these temporary emergency allotment supplements will continue.
Remember, this is an extra SNAP benefit being made available to help you buy food in this public health crisis.
Ensuring you receive your benefits during this ongoing coronavirus concern is a top priority, so 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 Office of Temporary Assistance.
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.
When you need to bring paperwork to the office, you can fax, mail or look for the drop box located in the foyer of the Main building. A staff person will be posted for any questions.
The Dover Office is closed to the public.