Temporary Changes Regarding Services Administered at MCBOSS

Temporary Changes Regarding Services Administered at MCBOSS
Posted on 04/30/2020

Although Mercer County Board of Social Services (MCBOSS) is temporarily closed to the public until further notice, agency business is still being conducted. You do not need to come into the office to apply, renew or provide documentation for benefits.

Ensuring you receive your benefits during this ongoing coronavirus concern is a top priority, so in an effort to make it easier for you to apply or receive your benefits, a number of temporary changes have been put in place regarding social services that are administered at MCBOSS.

MCBOSS is encouraging county residents who want to apply for SNAP food assistance, cash assistance under the Work First New Jersey program or Family Care Medicaid to do so online at NJHelps.org. During this public health crisis, interviews will be conducted by phone, so you do not need to come into the office to apply for benefits.

Work First New Jersey cash assistance recipients who are due for their case to be redetermined for May 1st or June 1st will automatically get a 60-day extension. MCBOSS eligibility staff will be contacting you via telephone to complete your redetermination interview throughout the month of May. You do not need to come into the office.

SNAP food assistance recipients, if your recertification period is expiring April 30th, May 31st or June 30th, your certification period will be extended for a period of 6 months.  You will receive your benefits on your regularly scheduled day. Your case will be recertified at some point in the future once this public health crisis has settled. In the meantime, you will continue to receive SNAP benefits.

If you are a SNAP food assistance or a Work First New Jersey cash assistance recipient, you are not required to attend your work activity, unless you want to, and the program is operating. This includes people who are applying for Work First New Jersey General Assistance and are in a work activity for 28 days while their application is being reviewed. No penalty will be assessed to you if you do not attend your work activity.

If you need to provide information or verification to MCBOSS, please use the following fax number and email address; or look for the drop box located at the front door at MCBOSS located at 200 Woolverton Street, Trenton, New Jersey.

Fax: 609-394-6638
Email Address: [email protected]
If you need to contact MCBOSS, please call 609-989-4320.