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Updates from NJ Courts and Government Agencies

State and government agencies may have modified services and schedules. Please be sure to check with the specific department’s website for updated information and changes.

Go to New Jersey Courts COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates for information on changes in court schedules and proceedings.

Go to The Attorney General’s Office COVID-19 Crime Victim Resources for information on access to prosecutors’ offices, including victim-witness advocates, and access to the police.
Go to Social Security for up to date information.
  • Effective March 17, 2020, all local Social Security offices will be closed to the public for in-person service.
  • Social Security Offices will only offer phone service
  • Online Services Remain Available
Go to the NJ Department of Human Services for information and updates on Social Services/Welfare.
  • Work First NJ and SNAP – temporarily suspending face-to-face interviews for TANF and other benefits recipients. Interviews will be by phone.
  • Suspending 28 day protocol, so will not have to complete the waiting period before being eligible for GA.
  • Temporarily suspending work requirements for TANF and GA recipients.
  • Temporarily suspending the sanction process, as well. 
  • All EA cases will also continue without interruption through April 30.
  • Childcare subsidies will continue to be paid to providers, so parents can continue to have childcare as long as their providers are open. 
  • There is work being done to ease the eligibility requirements of the childcare subsidy as well.
Go to NJ Department of Children and Families for information and updates on COVID-19
Food Banks 
Access to Health Care for Immigrants and Their Families
  • USCIS recently posted an alert clarifying that it will not consider testing, treatment, or preventive care (including vaccines if a vaccine becomes available) related to COVID-19 in a public charge inadmissibility determination, even if the health care services are provided by Medicaid.
      •  If an immigrant’s documentation status is the only reason they don’t otherwise qualify for medicaid, then they do qualify for emergency medicaid.  
      • Learn more here.