Financial assistance

If you need financial help, either temporarily or in addition to child support, there is help in New Jersey!

Work First New Jersey (WFNJ) offers eligible families financial help and other support services – such as child care, Medicaid and NJ SNAP benefits (formerly food stamps). WFNJ is designed to give you temporary assistance by helping you prepare for work, get a good job and only use public assistance until you become self-sufficient.

For more information, contact your county’s Board of Social Services office, visit the WFNJ website or call the WFNJ Hotline at 1-800-792-9773.