Important Information for SNAP Recipients about their February Benefits

NJ SNAP Update

NJ SNAP Grocery BagDue to the federal government shutdown, SNAP recipients will be receiving their February Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits early. If you received a SNAP benefit in January and were scheduled to receive SNAP in February, your February benefits will be available on your Families First card on January 17th.

This will be your benefit for the entire month of February, so please budget with that in mind.

February cash assistance benefits for Work First New Jersey (WFNJ), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and General Assistance (GA) will be available on your Families First card on your regular date.

For ongoing updates on how the federal shutdown may impact your SNAP benefits, visit  If you have specific questions about your case – contact your County Board of social services.

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