Help CenterDid you, a friend or family member recently lose a home to a fire, suffer domestic abuse or endure some other personal crisis? Do you have a spouse who's overseas serving in the military?
Below are links to helpful information and resources to assist you.
- Auto Insurance Assistance – The Special Automobile Insurance Policy (SAIP) is an initiative to help make auto insurance available to drivers who are likely to go uninsured because of limited financial resources. Drivers enrolled in Federal Medicaid with Hospitalization are eligible.
- Financial Relief for Family Caregivers – Today’s Caregiver.com provides information on New Jersey resources available to assist family caregivers.
- Find-A-CPA – This online referral service helps you search for a CPA by location and services provided.
- Free Tax Return Preparation for You by Volunteers – The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly Programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify.
- Health Insurance Help – NJ FamilyCare is not a welfare program, but rather the State of New Jersey's way of providing affordable health coverage for kids and certain low-income parents.
- Health Related Services - New Jersey Health Link provides a list of numerous programs that offer financial assistance or reduced fees for health-related services.
- Higher Education Financial Aid – The Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) is a New Jersey authority that provides students and families with the financial and informational resources for students to pursue their education beyond high school.
- Higher Education Grant Programs – The New Jersey Commission on Higher Education provides grants for individuals such as those with special needs and adults who have left New Jersey colleges in good standing but without earning the intended associate’s or bachelor’s degree.
- Loss of a Loved One – The loss of someone close means a time of intense grief, deep emotion and confusion about what the future holds. The New Jersey Society of certified Public accountants (NJSCPA) offers some guidelines on how to establish a decision-free financial zone to avoid potential future problems and create time for healing and rebuilding.
- NJ 2-1-1 Community Resource Website – 2-1-1 is a free, statewide system designed to connect people in need of assistance with service providers who can help.
- New Jersey Child Support Financial Assistance – Work First New Jersey (WFNJ), New Jersey’s welfare program, offers eligible families financial help and other support services – such as child care, Medicaid and food stamp benefits. WFNJ gives temporary assistance by helping individuals prepare for work, get a good job and only use public assistance until they become self-sufficient.
- New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants – Members of our organization have generously donated their time and expertise to assist state residents in the aftermath of natural disasters and personal difficulties. If you, a friend or a family member have recently had your family income reduced due to military service, suffered personal loss or you are facing other serious problems, our organization may be able to provide help and guidance for qualified New Jersey residents to help with the financial aspects of recovery. Email us at PublicService@njscpa.org.
- NJHelps – You can determine the programs and assistance for which you and your family may be eligible. NJHelps tells you where to go for help and what to bring with you after you have answered a few basic questions. NJHelps also provides contact information and links to valuable resources available throughout the State.
- “Pro Bono” Assistance for Nonprofits – If your nonprofit organization or charity is seeking the pro-bono assistance of a CPA to serve on a board or provide basic accounting services, submit a free classified ad.
- Utility Bill Payment Assistance – New Jersey Statewide Heating Assistance and Referral for Energy Services (New Jersey SHARES) is a non-profit organization charged with assisting individuals and families living in New Jersey who are in need of temporary help in paying their energy bills. The State of New Jersey Board of Public Utilities also provides assistance in paying utility bills.
- IRS – Tax Information for Members of the U.S. Armed Forces – The tax laws provide some special benefits for active members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including those serving in combat zones.
- N.J. Tax Information for Military Personnel – A person on active duty with the Armed Forces of the United States who cannot file on time because of distance, injury or hospitalization as a result of this service, will automatically receive a six-month extension by enclosing an explanation with the return when filed.
- New Jersey State Veteran Benefits – The state of New Jersey provides various veteran benefits including housing, financial assistance, employment and education benefits.
- Military Service and Social Security – Social Security and Medicare taxes, Social Security benefits, extra earnings and other information.