NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -- The Middlesex County Board of Social Services is urging all clients to conduct their business with the Agency online, by phone or by mail to ensure the health and safety of all clients and staff amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Board Offices will be fully staffed during normal operating hours, but visitors will be restricted. Clients can reach a staff member from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

“All operations and processing will continue so that clients receive the services they need,” said Julia Keller, Chairperson of the Middlesex County Board of Social Services. “We are simply changing our service delivery and communication methods to ensure that our clients and staff remain safe, which, of course, is our priority.”

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Keller said that because a State of Emergency was declared by Gov. Murphy, rules regarding face-to-face interviews were eased, enabling Agency staff to conduct them and other business over the phone, by mail or online. These measures will be in effect until the State of Emergency has been lifted.

Clients applying for or seeking help with the Board’s various services can call the Agency at (732) 745-3500. They may also mail applications or other paperwork using the postage-paid envelopes provided by the Board.

Applications and help also are available online. For information on all programs offered by the Board, go to:

Go to  for information or to apply for the following programs:

  • Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) -- formerly Food Stamps
  • General Assistance (GA)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

For NJ Family Care matters and questions, go to

For Child Support Services, go to