State & Federal Updates


 Visit NJ.gov for the latest news from Gov. Murphy’s office.

Daily Updates from Governor Murphy

Unemployment

Unemployment Insurance and paid sick leave resources:

Visit New Jersey’s Department of Labor’s website on paid sick leave and unemployment Insurance

Resources for homeowners and renters:

Information for renters and landlords.
Information for homeowners who have questions about mortgage payments.

Updates from the IRS

April 28: The distribution of federal stimulus checks has begun and will occur automatically with no action required for most people. Adults with annual incomes up to $75,000 will receive $1,200, plus another $500 per child. Some Americans earning more than $75,000 would also receive money if they meet certain qualifications. Click here to access the IRS’s online tool to track your payment

Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file to receive a payment. Instead, payments will be automatically deposited into their bank accounts. If you do not file a federal tax return, click here for more information on how to receive a stimulus check.

If you are a Social Security beneficiary or receive Veterans Affairs benefits and didn’t file a tax return for 2018 or 2019, you have until May 5 to use the non-filer tool on the IRS website to receive the $500 payment per dependent child under 17.

The IRS has established a website to answer other questions about direct stimulus checks to taxpayers and to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. Click here for more information.

April 10: Treasury, IRS launch new tool to help non-filers register for Economic Impact Payments

April 2: IRS issues warning about Coronavirus-related scams; watch out for schemes tied to economic impact payments