NJ Updates: Help for Victims of EBT Fraud

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July 14th, 2023

State of New Jersey

NJ Updates: News You Can Use from NJ.gov

Want to know about current topics in New Jersey? The State of New Jersey Update features information, news, resources, guidance, and more. Additional featured news is also available at NJ.gov.

Replace Stolen Food & Cash Assistance

Food money

Families can now replace food and cash assistance benefits stolen through electronic benefit transfer (EBT) fraud schemes. Households that participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, and the General Assistance (GA) program can now request reimbursement for benefits that were stolen electronically on or after October 1st, 2022.

Request Reimbursement

Shade Those Phones, Shoregoers: Avoid Battery Fires

Battery fire

Lithium-ion batteries power smartphones, laptops, portable speakers, e-bikes and many other devices. While safe to use, they can pose risks when exposed to high temperatures or handled improperly. Lithium-ion batteries can overheat, catch on fire, and even explode when they are damaged or when they are improperly used, charged, or stored. Lithium-ion battery fires pose a high risk of serious injury or death.

Battery Safety Tips

NJ FamilyCare Members: Is Your Contact Information Up to Date?

Health insurance

Members of the State's NJ FamilyCare health insurance program should call their NJ FamilyCare health plan or 1-800-701-0710 (TTY: 711) to ensure their contact information is up to date.

As required by federal law, representatives of NJ FamilyCare are in the process of contacting members to conduct eligibility reviews. Members should expect to be contacted no later than March 30th, 2024.

Call Now

The Public Health Emergency is Over, COVID-19 and Other Respiratory Viruses Are Not

COVID virus

New Jerseyans are encouraged to continue taking precautions to keep themselves and their loved ones healthy. Though the federal public health emergency for COVID-19 has ended, COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses are still among us.

COVID-19 vaccines remain free and available to everyone. Find locations offering COVID-19 vaccines and boosters on the COVID-19 Vaccine Finder and Community Calendar. If symptoms appear, get tested for COVID-19. As always, keep children home from school and child care centers if they are feeling unwell.

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