Hudson County Dept of Family ServicesHours and location

257 Cornelison Ave.
Jersey City, NJ - 7302

To apply for benefits contact this office during office hours as posted.

Services Available:
Medical Assistance

Eligbility For SNAP
Your household must meet certain requirements to be eligible for SNAP and receive benefits. If your State agency determines that you are eligible to receive SNAP benefits, you will receive benefits back to the date you submitted your application. Visit the Pre screening tool to see if you qualify:

What Happens After You Apply
In most cases it takes 30 day to processs your application. But.. during the 30 days you must complete an eligibility interview and give proof (verification) of the information you provided. The interview is typically completed over the telephone or in-person. If you are found eligible, you will receive benefits based on the date you submitted your application.

How Long Can I Receive SNAP For?
If you are found eligible, you will receive a notice that tells you how long you will receive SNAP benefits for; this is called your certification period. Before your certification period ends, you will receive another notice that says you must recertify to continue receiving benefits. Your local SNAP office will provide you with information about how to recertify.

SNAP Work Requirements
People must meet work requirements to be eligible for SNAP. These work requirements include:
Registering for work;
Not voluntarily quitting a job or reducing hours;
Taking a job if offered; and
Participating in employment and training programs, if assigned by the State.

Failure to comply with these requirements can result in disqualification from the Program.

In addition, able bodied adults without dependents are required to work or participate in a work program for at least 20 hours per week in order to receive SNAP benefits for more than 3 months in a 36-month period.

Some special groups may not be subject to these requirements including:
Pregnant women; and
People who are exempt for physical or mental health reasons.


    Food Stamps, Social Services, Human Services, Public Assistance

Reviews (7)

  • 2022-09-16 13:14:17

    Whenever trying to call the office for assistance, they never answer the telephone. And after hours of calling, when someone finally answers, they hang up the phone. They are RUDE! Clearly they do not want to work. They should want to help people. That's why they are there for. If you don't like your job, find another profession and give it to someone else who does care.

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  • 2022-05-10 12:33:38

    Is your office open?

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  • 2021-06-22 13:51:13

    You are so. I’ve been calling like crazy to clear up some misinformation you guys received but you guys do not pick up the phone at all and when you do, you have me bounce around different departments to then tell me you are going to transfer me to the department I already called for.

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  • 2021-05-17 15:14:42

    Hello, I would like to have some assistance with my electricity Bill, I’m qualified.

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  • 2020-08-02 16:49:19

    Please send replacement card in my mail i didn't receive yet.

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  • 2020-07-22 09:46:01

    I am 34 week pregnant. I need charity for my baby....and food stamp service..i have no insurance. I have Asylum.nobody receive my call.i was came 3 time but all departments close.none give me answer.

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  • 2020-04-20 11:35:20

    hola muy buenas tardes nesesito informacion para una tarjeta alimenticia que yo yame para canselarla porque la avia perdido pero en la tienda que compro mela regresaron sera que pueden activarla de nuevo o medaran otra

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  • (201) 420-3000
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