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Cape May County Board of Social Services

Website: http://cmcbss.com/

Rio Grande, NJ - 08242
(609) 886-6200

Financial Help Provided: Medicaid, Food Stamps, TANF Office, General Assistance, Emergency Assistance, SNAP

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This agency provides federal financial assistance through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to families in need of cash due to the lack of income. For more information, please call.

Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


New Jersey FamilyCare is not a welfare program, but rather the State of New Jersey's way of providing affordable health coverage for kids and certain low-income parents who does not have available or affordable employer insurance, and can not afford to pay the high cost of private health insurance,
The Food Stamp program helps low-income people buy food they need for good health. Although it is a federal government program, it is run by state or local agencies. - SNAP Regulations
WFNJ clients maybe eligible for benefits if they are homeless or at immediate risk of becoming homeless or have experienced a substantial loss of housing, food, clothing etc due to fire, flood or similar disasters.
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) provides temporary cash assistance and many other support services to familes. - TANF Regulations
The General Assistance program provides assistance to individuals and couples without children.
Adult Medicaid programs are for those 65+ or who are disabled. It may provide both community and long term care including short-term rehabilitation and nursing home care.

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Tips For Prompt And Professional Assistance
1. Make an appointment - Always attempt to make an appointment. Oftentimes this will save you hours waiting in lines. When on the phone make sure you ask for the documentation needed in order to receive assistance.

2. Do not be late for your appointment - This tip should speak for itself.

3. Dress appropriately - If you want to be treated with respect, dress as appropriately as possible. We are not saying wear a suit. Just make sure you and your clothes are clean and non offensive. We have found that clients who dress in this manner have a better chance of receiving aid.

4. Bring all pre determined documentation - Bring all of the documents you were advised to bring from your appointment phone call. Without them, you will not receive aid.

Mission Statement
To help the needy find financial aid and assistance. This nation is going through tough times and providing a helping hand can help make the world a better place.