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  • Am I eligible for any unemployment benefits if my work has been negatively impacted by COVID-19?

    NOTE: NJ's Unemployment Insurance system is experiencing record levels of demand due to coronavirus and all in-person services statewide are currently closed due to the virus. We're working quickly...
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  • Am I eligible for sick leave, family leave, or temporary disability insurance if I or a family member have been impacted by the outbreak?

    The State of New Jersey has created a benefits eligibility tool to help you understand what benefits programs and job protections are available to you during the COVID-19 outbreak. You can also vis...
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  • What types of benefits or assistance are available to me during the coronavirus outbreak?

    Health Insurance: If you do not have health insurance, or lose coverage, you may be eligible for free or low-cost coverage through NJ FamilyCare, New Jersey's publicly funded health insurance progr...
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  • How do I apply for food, cash, and health insurance assistance? How are assistance programs adjusting for COVID-19?

    New Jersey has an online application and screening tool, NJHelps, that can be used to see if you are eligible for food assistance (SNAP), cash assistance (WFNJ/TANF or WFNJ/GA), and health Insuranc...
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  • How can I get food or other essentials if I cannot leave my home?

    If you are quarantined or in home isolation, do not leave your home. Many pharmacies and grocery stores offer delivery. Please use these services to the extent possible. A friend or relative may al...
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  • What is the State doing to support older residents?

    To protect the health and safety of the older residents, the State has taken several steps including: Temporarily allowing supervising nurses to conduct required plan-of-care evaluations by phone ...
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  • Where can I get legal help?

    Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ) coordinates the statewide Legal Services system, which provides free legal assistance to low-income New Jerseyans for their civil legal problems. For free legal ...
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  • What if I can’t pay my rent? Can I still get evicted? Is there any rental relief?

    Your landlord cannot remove you from your home during this emergency. On March 19, 2020, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order No. 106, which states that any lessee, tenant, homeowner or any other...
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  • If I’m pregnant or caring for my newborn and cannot work at this time, what benefits or resources are available to me?

    The New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children, or WIC, is a successful public health nutrition program that provides wholesome nutrition, education and community supp...
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  • What resources are available for immigrants in New Jersey during the coronavirus outbreak? What information is there about enforcement of immigration policy?

    Health Care Coverage and Resources No one in New Jersey should hesitate to get tested, regardless of immigration status or insurance coverage. Testing for COVID-19-related services will not be at a...
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  • If I’m self-employed or own a business, am I eligible for unemployment or other benefits?

    If you've lost your job and are seeking help, refer to this general guide that will help you connect to benefits and resources you may need while trying to safely get back to work as well as tips f...
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  • What services are available to help the homeless?

    New Jersey residents experiencing homelessness should call 2-1-1 for help. 2-1-1 community resource specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can help clients who speak many diffe...
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  • What resources are available to Veterans during the public health emergency?

    Veterans and their families can check on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs public-facing website for the most current information: www.va.gov/coronavirus Guidance from local VA medical facili...
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  • Can I get addiction treatment help via the phone?

    ReachNJ is a 24-hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week addictions hotline where people who have Substance Use Disorder or friends and family can get assistance and support from live, New Jersey-based, trained ad...
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  • Are there programs to help individuals with disabilities to save money?

    With NJ ABLE, individuals with disabilities can save for qualified disability expenses without losing eligibility for certain assistance programs, like SSI and Medicaid. Visit https://savewithable....
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  • Who can I call if I’m feeling stressed or anxious during the COVID-19 outbreak?

    The NJ MentalHealthCares Help Line offers telephone counseling, emotional support, information and assistance in helping to get behavioral health services needed by you or a loved one. For assistan...
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  • If I'm still being paid by my employer during the COVID-19 outbreak, should I apply for benefits?

    Please do not apply for benefits if you continue to be paid by your employer during COVID-19. Source: https://www.nj.gov/labor/worker-protections/earnedsick/covid.shtml
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