What should I do if I need food right away?
Click here to find a food pantry or soup kitchen near you.
How can I eat healthy on a low budget?
Here are some places you can find tips to help you prepare healthy meals on a low budget:
NJ SNAP-Ed: NJ's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education and Support Networks
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
The EITC is a special tax benefit for working people who earn low or moderate incomes. It reduces the amount of taxes you pay. If you qualify for the EITC and file a federal income tax return, you can get back some or all of the federal income tax that was taken out of your pay during the year. Families that are eligible for the federal EITC also qualify for additional tax refunds under the New Jersey state EITC. For example, a mom who has two children and is earning less than $44,454 could earn a federal EITC benefit of as much as $5,548 and a state benefit of as much as $1,665. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity for working families.
*Figures based on 2015 tax season.
For more information, call the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at
1-800-TAX-1040, the NJ Division of Taxation at 1-888-895-9179 or visit www.njeitc.org.
Attention SNAP recipients – if you are seeking to improve you skills and obtain your post-secondary credential linked to employment, you are likely eligible for federal student aid. Click here for more information about this program (hyperlink to PDF).