Information and advice from official channels, including the state and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about COVID-19 and finding help.
United Way of Central NJ is scheduling remote/online tax prep services: https://uwcjtaxprep.as.me/schedule.php
Family & Children’s Service (FCS) is the oldest, private nonprofit social service agency in Monmouth County and a leading volunteer organization. Their COVID-19 FUND is to assist individuals and families who have been financially impacted due to the COVID-19 crisis.
You can fill out a request with the following link: https://fcsmonmouth.org/covid-19-fund-application/
Utilities – Assistance Programs
- Are You Eligible? Survey for assistance program qualification (NJ Division of Housing and Community Resources)
- Caring for family with Special Needs (NJ Department of Human Services)
Electric / Gas
PSE&G is temporarily suspending shut-offs of electric or gas service to residential customers for non-payment, effective immediately. Contact PSE&G at 1-800-357-2262 for more information, or visit https://nj.pseg.com/newsroom/newsrelease138
Verizon will waive late fees that any residential or small business customers incur because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus through May 11. For more information, click here. https://www.verizon.com/about/news/verizon-help-customers-and-small-businesses
Comcast is offering two months of free internet to those who qualify. To learn more, visit https://www.internetessentials.com or call 1-855-846-8376 (For English speakers) and 1-855-765-6995 (Para español) or visit: https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19
Charter Communications is offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. For more information, click here
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