Human Services Announces ConnectEBT Mobile App for NJ Residents Receiving SNAP and Income Assistance Benefits
The free app allows beneficiaries to manage SNAP, General Assistance and TANF benefits on mobile devices
October 14, 2021
(TRENTON) – The Department of Social Services today announced that those enrolled in the state’s Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) and General Assistance (GA) and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) of Work First New Jersey (WFNJ) can now download the ConnectEBT mobile app to manage their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards on their mobile devices.
Beneficiaries can use the ConnectEBT app to check their balance, view up to 12 months of transaction history, confirm their last benefit deposit and change their PIN code. The mobile application is free and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
âThis is another step in making information about SNAP and Income Assistance benefits more accessible to New Jersey families. With this app, they can check their balance on the go and have other useful information about their benefits close at hand, âsaid Acting Commissioner Sarah Adelman.
“We know that digital tools are helping to overcome barriers to the accessibility of SNAP benefits and other essential food aids,” said Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin, who sponsored a bill enacted in September by Governor Murphy to provide SNAP beneficiaries with mobile access to their SNAP Benefits. âMaking access to benefit information both easy and convenient, today’s announcement of the ConnectEBT app is one in a series of steps New Jersey is taking to ensure that no no one or family dependent on these programs is missing out. “
The ConnectEBT app is the official app for New Jersey’s SNAP and Work First New Jersey programs. The app, developed by Conduent, Inc., is available in English and Spanish, and provides SNAP and WFNJ recipients with a secure and convenient way to view benefits and account information and access other features. customer service via their mobile devices.
“Individuals can currently verify some of this information online or by calling a customer service hotline and now the app offers another quick way for families enrolled in these programs to check balances, change their PIN and verify receiving new benefits at any time, “said Deputy Commissioner Elisa Neira.
“We encourage families enrolled in these programs to download the free app that is already available and to quickly and easily access details of their benefits,” said Deputy Commissioner of Social Services Natasha Johnson, who heads the Division of Family Development. , which oversees NJ SNAP and WFNJ.
Recipients can search and download ConnectEBT mobile app from Google Play or Apple’s App Store, depending on the type of mobile device they are using and registering their EBT card account. Once installed, recipients will need to validate their identity, and use the same username and passwordfor the mobile app as they use it for their web portal.
This is the Ministry’s latest effort to extend digital services to program beneficiaries. Last year, the Ministry launched the online grocery store for SNAP program beneficiaries. Recipients can now use their EBT cards to shop online at the following retailers: Amazon, Participating Walmarts, ShopRites, The Fresh Grocers, ALDIs, Stop & Shop, Food Bazaar, Super Foodtown stores in Port Monmouth, Red Bank, Ocean , Atlantic Highlands and Sea Girt, and BJ’s Wholesale Club, which is the latest company to make online groceries available to SNAP recipients in the state.
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