General Assistance

Information and advice from official channels, including the state and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about COVID-19 and finding help.

General FAQs


Tax Preparation

United Way of Central NJ is scheduling remote/online tax prep services: https://uwcjtaxprep.as.me/schedule.php


For more information call United Way of Central Jersey at 732-247-3730 and leave a voicemail for a callback, or send an email to vita@uwcj.org for any issues scheduling an appointment.


Financial Assistance

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

Utilities – Assistance Programs

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

Internet

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


Funeral Expenses

Advice and Consumer Help

https://www.fcaprinceton.org/