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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 understand your an...
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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?

    First, visit nj.gov/labor and read about the state and federal laws and benefit programs that may apply to you. There you will also find a helpful chart clarifying different COVID-19 scenarios and ...
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  • Are New Jersey One-Stop Career Centers closed due to COVID-19?

    As a preventative health measure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and safeguard the health of our customers and our employees, New Jersey Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo today announced th...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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. Updated/Reviewed: 3/23/2020 Source: https://www.nj.gov/labor/worker-protections/earnedsick/covid.shtml
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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?

    You may be eligible for a number of programs to help you and your family including: unemployment insurance, family leave insurance, or temporary disability insurance. For more information about the...
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  • If I’m quarantined and need help getting food or other necessities, what can I do?

    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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  • If I’m self-employed or own a business, am I eligible for unemployment or other benefits?

    Self-employed, independent contractors, and gig workers: The recently enacted CARES ACT extends unemployment benefits to freelancers, gig workers and independent contractors, who typically are not ...
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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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  • 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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  • Where can I find information on tax relief for those affected by the coronavirus?

    The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the Coronavirus-19: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus. Updated/Reviewed: 3/20/2020 Sour...
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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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