If you have been sanctioned for not complying with WFNJ work requirements and you are suspected of having a substance abuse problem, you will be required to be assessed by a Substance Abuse Care Coordinator. If it is determined that you do have a problem with drugs or alcohol, you must enter a treatment program. This will be considered your work activity.
Under the law, any person convicted on or after August 22, 1996 of felony drug distribution will be permanently ineligible to receive cash assistance.
Any person convicted on or after August 22, 1996 of drug possession, or use only, of a controlled substance may be eligible for cash benefits if he or she enrolls in and completes a licensed residential drug treatment program, tests drug-free at the end of the program and remains drug-free for 60 days. Some exceptions may apply.