NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities Resources
DDD COVID-19 Response Help Desk Email: DDD.COVIDemail@example.com.
Subscribe Directly to DDD for Email Updates: DDD.Communications@dhs.nj.gov
NJ Disaster Mental Health Helpline
The Mental Health Association of NJ has opened up their Disaster Mental Health Helpline to assist those feeling stressed, anxious or depressed due to COVID-19.
For emotional support, guidance and mental health referrals as needed, call:
(voice callers use 7-1-1 NJ Relay)
Social Security Administration
** Online Services Remain Available **
All local Social Security offices will be closed to the public for in-person service starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020. This decision protects the population we serve - older Americans and people with underlying medical conditions - and our employees during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, we are still able to provide critical services.
Our secure and convenient online services remain available at www.socialsecurity.gov. Local offices will also continue to provide critical services over the phone. We are working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local governments, and other experts to monitor COVID-19 and will let you know as soon as we can resume in-person service.
If you need help from Social Security:
First, please use our secure and convenient online services available at www.socialsecurity.gov/onlineservices. You can apply for retirement, disability, and Medicare benefits online, check the status of an application or appeal, request a replacement Social Security card (in most areas), print a benefit verification letter, and much more – from anywhere and from any of your devices. We also have a wealth of information to answer most of your Social Security questions online, without having to speak with a Social Security representative in person or by phone. Please visit our online Frequently Asked Questions at www.socialsecurity.gov/ask.
If you cannot complete your Social Security business online, please call our National 800 Number at 1-800- 772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). Our National 800 Number has many automated service options you can use without waiting to speak with a telephone representative. A list of automated telephone services is available online at www.socialsecurity.gov/agency/contact/phone.html.
Additional resources for up-to-date information
DOH 24-Hour Hotline: 1-800-222-1222 or via email at NCOV@doh.nj.gov
If calling from out-of-state: 1-800-962-1253. Trained healthcare professionals are standing by to answer questions about COVID-19.Calling the hotline is the best way to get answers to your questions about COVID-19. By email, please allow up to 48 hours for a response. *The hotline is for general questions and is not able to assist with locating testing, getting test results, or providing medical advice.