County of Monmouth
Division of Social Services Coronavirus/COVID-19 Updates

All visitors entering the Monmouth County Human Services Building must wear a face covering.

Effective March 24, the Monmouth County Division of Social Services will suspend Tuesday evening hours in the Ocean Township office. The office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Attention SNAP recipients:  If your case is due to be recertified in March or April and you were unable to get your paperwork in or complete your interview, your case will not be closed. You will receive your benefits on the usual 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.

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To ensure receipt of public benefits during this ongoing COVID-19 situation is a top priority, efforts have been made to make it easier to apply for assistance. A number of temporary changes have been put in place regarding Social Services that are administered at the Monmouth County Division of Social Services.

We are encouraging county residents who want to apply for SNAP food assistance, or cash assistance under the Work First New Jersey Program to do so online at During this public health crisis, we can do interviews by phone, so you do not need to come into the office to apply for benefits.

Work First New Jersey cash assistance clients who are due for their case to be reviewed in March or April will automatically will get a 60 day extension. You do not need to come into the office.

If you are a SNAP food assistance or a Work First New Jersey cash assistance client, 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.

When you need to bring paperwork into the office, you can fax to 732-431-6309, mail to P.O. Box 3000, Freehold, NJ 07728 or look for the drop box located in the DSS Freehold Office and Seaview Square Ocean Twp. office.