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April 28, 2020  

Emergency Child Care Assistance for Essential Employees Extended Through May

The Murphy Administration is helping support child care costs for essential workers during the COVID-19 emergency. Commissioner Johnson and Commissioner Beyer said the per-child subsidy rates for essential workers previously announced through the end of April will now continue through the end of May.

April 28, 2020  

NJ Human Services Announces $36 Million in Additional Food Assistance

Many New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive additional benefits in May to help address critical food needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

An additional $36 million will be provided to about 214,000 New Jersey households in May.

April 28, 2020

Governor Announces "The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health Through Public Health"

Governor Phil Murphy today announced his vision, “The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health Through Public Health,” to restart New Jersey and put the state on the road to recovery. Governor Murphy outlined six key principles and benchmarks to guide the process for restoring New Jersey’s economic health by ensuring public health.

April 22, 2020

Action Needed for Social Security Beneficiaries with Dependents and Who Do Not File Tax Returns to Receive $500 Per Child Payment

Social Security retirement, survivors, and disability insurance beneficiaries with dependent children and who did not file 2018 or 2019 taxes need to act by Wednesday, April 22, in order to receive additional payments for their eligible children quickly.  SSI recipients need to take this action by later this month; a specific date will be available soon.

April 16, 2020  

Monmouth ACTS Responds to County's COVID-19 Needs

The County employees and their counterparts in the private sector, who comprise Monmouth ACTS, are identifying issues that can be resolved by the initiative’s working groups, or Hubs. All services and support systems are being quickly added to the MonmouthResourceNet to help residents access Monmouth County’s resources.

April 16, 2020  

NJ Grants Legal Immunity to COVID-19 Health Care Providers

New Jersey’s hospitals and health care professionals responding to the coronavirus are now largely protected from legal liability if a patient is injured or dies while under their care during the current  pandemic crisis, according to a law Gov. Phil Murphy signed Tuesday.