The Sussex County Division of Social Services is committed to the well being of our community and has placed top priority on ensuring residents receive their benefits during the current 2019 novel coronavirus public health crisis.
A number of temporary changes have been put into place for social services that are administered locally at the Sussex County Division of Social Services in an effort to make the application process and receipt of benefits easier for those in need.
Those who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and are due to recertify their case in March or April and were unable to submit paperwork or complete an interview, please note that your case will not be closed.
These recipients will receive their benefits on the usual day. These cases will be recertified at some point in the future, once the current public health crisis has settled.
In the meantime, recipients will continue to receive their SNAP benefits.
Applicants or clients who need to deliver paperwork to the office, can fax, mail or deposit items in the drop box located near the rear entrance of the Social Services building at 83 Spring Street in Newton.
Paperwork can be mailed to the Sussex County Division of Social Services at PO Box 218, Newton, NJ 07860, or faxed to 973-383-3627.
The agency can be reached by calling 973-383-3600.