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On Tuesday, September 11, 2012, a delivery truck carrying mail addressed to the New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS) and other state agencies was involved in an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike and caught fire. The contents of the truck were destroyed with the exception of a small number of certified mail pieces.The U.S. Postal Service notified the State about this incident on September 20, 2012. Postal officials reported that the destroyed mail originated in North Jersey and had been picked up from street collection boxes located in the following counties: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren - zip codes starting with 070 to 076, 078, 079, 088 or 089.
DHS consumers who mailed applications or other forms of correspondence from North Jersey in early September and who think their mailing may have been affected by the September 11 mail truck fire should proceed as described below.
You can choose to allow more time to see if your original submission is processed, or you can resubmit a duplicate of the mailing immediately. The Department will waive late penalties on payments received on or before October 15, 2012.

If you sent a payment check with your original mailing, include a copy of that check, if available. Otherwise, include a copy of the portion of your checkbook or check register that shows the date of the original payment. Please work with your case manager or Department contact to resolve or call 211 for referral. 

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