NJ SNAP Benefits Are Changing in March 2023


"New Jersey’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, NJ SNAP, provides food assistance to families with low incomes to help them buy groceries through a benefits card accepted in most food retail stores and some farmers markets," reads the state website. "Eligibility is set by several factors, such as income and resources. You can use SNAP benefits to stretch your food budget and buy nutritious foods that can keep you and your family healthy."

Clifton, like other urban areas, is home to families and individuals from a wide range of economic situations. For anyone enrolled in the government's SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), there is an important change coming that you need to be aware of.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the government provided emergency funding to further supplement SNAP recipients' benefits. Those benefits will expire in February and in March, those individuals will see their benefits revert back to their regular amounts. If your approved monthly benefit is less than $50, there will be additional monies added to bring your total up to $50.

The New Jersey government is recommending that SNAP recipients check on their specific benefit amounts before they do their shopping starting March 1. 

SNAP recipients can check their benefit details at any time by logging into the online portal, with the Connect EBT mobile app, or by calling 800-997-3333.

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