Apply for Home Utility Assistance Through the DCAid Service Portal
NJ COVID-19 Updates and More
Do you have questions about when and where you can receive the COVID-19 vaccine, mask requirements, or how to get a COVID-19 test? The State of New Jersey offers up-to-date information, resources, and guidance at our COVID-19 Information Hub.
Utility Help is Available
New Jersey's utility shutoff moratorium ended on March 15th.
If you owe money on your utilities, here are three ways to get help:
• Call your utility company and ask about payment plans
• Apply for assistance using the DCAid Service Portal
• Dial 2-1-1 for local services
You can apply for help now from multiple financial assistance programs using the DCAid Service Portal from New Jersey's Department of Community Affairs. With expanded income eligibility for some programs, you may be eligible for assistance even if you thought you were not.
To arrange a payment plan, contact your utility company as soon as possible to enroll in a Deferred Payment Agreement to lower your monthly payment and keep your service on.
Need Health Insurance? You May Still Qualify to Enroll
Have you had a recent major life change?
Although the Open Enrollment Period for Get Covered New Jersey ended January 31st, 2022, you may be eligible to enroll in health coverage if you have a major life event.
Certain life-changing events such as getting married, moving, losing job-based health coverage, or having a baby qualify, and can allow you to enroll in coverage for the first time or to change existing enrollments. Additionally, the new Expanded Access Special Enrollment Period allows qualifying consumers with an annual household income of up to 200% of the federal poverty level ($25,760 for an individual and $53,000 for a family of four), to enroll in a health plan throughout the year.
Get Your Booster Shot Today!
A booster is recommended for everyone 12 years and older.
The recommended timing for a booster dose is as follows:
• Pfizer (Age 12+) or Moderna (Age 18+) — at least 5 months after receiving the initial vaccine series
• J&J (Age 18+) — at least 2 months after receiving your J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine
Schedule your booster today at covid19.nj.gov/finder or call 855-568-0545.
COVID-19 Testing is Available
There are more than 1,000 testing sites open across the state.
It's especially important to get tested if you are feeling sick or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
To get tested: