COVID-19 Resources and Benefit Programs for New Jersey Residents
The COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching effects on residents' finances and daily lives in addition to their health. Below, you'll find curated collections of resources created for populations who may be experiencing especially great hardships as a result of COVID-19 and financial assistance programs available to all residents.
Collections of Resources
- Resources for Job Seekers
Review the unemployment insurance, job search, and career training opportunities available to those seeking employment.
- Resources for Businesses
Read more about New Jersey's small business loan program and the most updated COVID-19 guidance affecting businesses.
- Resources for Freelancers, Contractors, and Gig Workers
Discover freelancers' eligibility for unemployment benefits through the CARES Act and the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) available to contractors and other microbusiness owners.
- Resources for Immigrants
Review the changes to immigration enforcement due to COVID-19 and the special resources available to immigrants in New Jersey related to college financial aid and employment licensing.
- Resources for Veterans
Learn how to register for a COVID-19 vaccine at a VA facility and how to access the mental health resources specifically designed for veterans.
- Resources for Older Residents
Read more about the food assistance, meal delivery, property tax relief, and vaccine registration support resources available to older residents.
- Resources for Individuals with Disabilities
Review the accessible transit and savings options available to those with disabilities.
- Resources for Homeless Residents
Discover the support line and emergency housing resources available to those experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity.
Financial Assistance Programs
- Health Insurance
Assess your eligibility for free or low-cost coverage through NJ FamilyCare or buy a health insurance plan through GetCoveredNJ, the state's new health exchange.
- Sick Leave
Learn more about New Jersey's laws on earned sick leave and the federal tax credits available to employers for paying paid sick and childcare leave.
- Food Assistance
Review the new simplified application process for SNAP, the extra benefits and accommodations available to SNAP recipients, and the modifications to New Jersey's WIC program.
- Cash Assistance
Read more about the recertification extension and work activities exemption available to WFNJ/TANF recipients.
- Family Leave Benefits
Find out more information about the expansion of family leave insurance eligibility and duration signed into law by Governor Murphy.
- Temporary Disability Benefits
Explore the legal protections available to those who are unable to work due to illness, self-quarantine, or pregnancy and the expansions to the existing temporary disability insurance benefit.
- Rent Relief & Eviction Protection
Discover the legal and advisory resources available to renters facing immediate eviction and the payment accommodations for all renters.
- Energy Assistance
Check your eligibility for the LIHEAP program, a home energy assistance benefit for very low-income residents that helps subsidize heating and cooling bills and makes provisions for emergency energy systems.