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WFNJ recognizes that family/domestic violence victims may have special needs. If you are a victim  of family/domestic violence, rape or incest, some WFNJ requirements may not apply to you. They include:

  • time limits on benefits

  • work requirements

  • the limitation on an increase in cash assistance benefits as a result of the birth of a child (if the child was conceived as a result of family/domestic violence, rape or incest).

Child support cooperation requirements may not apply when the welfare agency determines there is a good reason for not cooperating.


Family/domestic violence victims will also be referred to available supportive services, as appropriate.

For more information, call the Family/Domestic Violence Hotline toll-free: 1-800-572-7233

 
 
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