Will this policy allow all New Jersey residents access to public benefits?


No. Access to a New Jersey driver’s license demonstrates qualifications for operating a motor vehicle and serves as a state-issued form of identification. A license-holder would be permitted to use the license for any identification purpose that a current driver’s license can be used for. It does not create new eligibility for public benefits such as Medicaid or Food Stamps (SNAP). A driver’s license is not proof of one’s immigration status, nor does it alter an individual’s immigration status.