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Due to the federal government shutdown, you will be receiving your 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 17.
This is 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 https://www.nj.gov/humanservices/dfd/programs/njsnap/index.html