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What is the Excluded New Jersey Fund? Can I get benefits if I didn't qualify for federal aid or unemployment?

Last Updated: 03/14/2022

The Excluded New Jersey Fund (ENJF) provides a one-time, direct cash benefit to eligible households who have suffered an economic hardship due to COVID-19 and were excluded from both the federal stimulus checks and COVID related unemployment assistance -- including undocumented individuals, residents re-entering from the justice system, and any other individuals otherwise excluded.

Eligible households will receive a benefit of up to $1,000 per eligible individuals and a max of $2,000 per household.

To be eligible, applicants must demonstrate:

  1. Exclusion from both federal stimulus checks and COVID related unemployment assistance
  2. Household COVID Impact
  3. Household income that is at or below $55,000
  4. Residency, Identity, Age

Applications for the ENJF program have closed.

You can check your application status here.

If you submitted an application, but did not submit all the required documents, you can refer to this list of documents and upload them here. Free help submitting your documents is available here.

For payment information, click here.