The New Jersey Department of Human Services has announced plans to pay February’s SNAP benefits early amid the government shutdown. Approximately 730,000 people in our state depend on this critical assistance, so we appreciate any help in getting the word out.
As it stands now, the February SNAP benefits should be paid on Thursday, January 17. It is important that families know these are the February benefits and they should budget with that in mind. At this time, we have no assurances that any additional funding will be available for March.
“Again, we appreciate any help you can provide in getting the word out,” says Tom Hester, Director of Communications, NJ Department of Human Services. “Thank you, as always.”