Lifeline Utility Assistance Program / Tenants Lifeline Assistance Program (Lifeline)
Contact Information
The New Jersey Department of Health
Office of Support Services for the Aged
PO Box 715
Trenton, NJ 08624-0715
Web site
Hours of Service
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday
How to Apply

PO Box 719
Trenton, NJ 08625-0719

Parent Organization

The Office of Support Services for the Aged administers the Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD) program, the Senior Gold Prescription Discount program, the Lifeline Utility Assistance programs, and the Hearing Aid Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (HAAAD) program. The office also determines financial eligibility for the Aids Drug Distribution Program (ADDP) and the Specified Low-income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) Program.
Program Description
Lifeline is a utility assistance program that offers $225 to persons who meet the eligibility requirements of the PAAD program or who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI). This includes utility customers (gas and/or electric) as well as tenants whose utility bills are included in their rent. Only one tenant in a household is entitled to this assistance.


General Requirements:
New Jersey resident
Utility customer of natural gas and or electric OR
Has utilities included in rent payment
Income Requirements:
Must meet the PAAD eligibility requirements or receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
NOTE: Recipients of SSI should not file an application for Lifeline. The Lifeline benefit is automatically included in the SSI checks.
Areas Served
Language Translation Services
English / Spanish
Program Web Site Address