ATTENTION: during the Health Emergency the Agency will not be open to the public. If you come to our office to apply, you can complete a paper application and drop it in the mailbox provided at the front of the building.
Attention Snap Recipients
If your case is due to be re-certified 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 re-certified at some point in the future, once this public health crisis has settled. In the meantime, you will continue to receive SNAP benefits.
PLEASE STOP THE SPREAD OF GERMS!
BCBSS remains committed to serving the residents of Bergen County. Please remember to stay home when sick. Go to your healthcare provider for medical care. Please review the following for more information:
Further information can be found at www.cdc.gov/COVID19
A MESSAGE FROM THE NEW JERSEY DEPT. of HUMAN SERVICES
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 here at the BERGEN COUNTY BOARD 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 NJHelps.org. 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 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 to the office, you can fax, mail or look for the drop box located at the front of the building near the customer entrance.
To Apply In-Person
PLEASE NOTE: during the Health Emergency the Agency will not be open to the public. If you come to our office to apply, you can complete a paper application and drop it in the mailbox provided at the front of the building.
To Report Changes
How to contact us to report changes: Report-Changes.pdf
To Apply at Outreach
The Bergen County Board of Social Services is altering its Outreach Schedule in response to the current Health Emergency. We remain committed to assisting individuals with access to applications for our programs and will be returning to our Outreach Sites when the threat has passed. If you wish to apply for our assistance programs, please follow the links above, or if you wish to have a paper application sent to you , please call 201-368-4200.