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​​​​​​​​Welcome to the LSNJLAWSM website, provided by Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ). LSNJ is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit offering free legal advice to low-income people in New Jersey. Find legal information by clicking on a legal topic or typing a few words into the search box. ​

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Government Aid and Services

Learn about unemployment insurance, Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF), General Assistance (GA), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), disability benefits, veterans benefits, language assistance, and more.

Language Assistance

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If English is not your native language, government agencies may be required to provide you oral and written interpretation. 

Language assistance includes the use of interpreters. Interpreters help two people who do not speak the same language to speak to each other. Interpretation can be provided by trained interpreters, bilingual staff, or telephone interpretation services. Language assistance also includes the use of translators. Translators help people understand documents written in English by rewriting those documents in languages they can read. To find out more, click on the links below.​