I Need Ignition Interlock Financial Assistance in New Jersey!

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If you need Ignition Interlock financial assistance in New Jersey, you may be in luck if you are eligible for the state’s program.

What Ignition Interlock Financial Assistance in New Jersey Looks Like

There is an indigent fund in New Jersey for those who need an Ignition Interlock but may not be able to afford the costs. Those who do qualify for financial assistance do not need to pay the Ignition Interlock installation, calibration or removal fees.

If the person’s family income does not exceed 100 percent of the federal poverty level and they do not qualify for the reduced fee, they will receive 50 percent off the monthly Ignition Interlock lease fee.

If the person’s family income does not exceed 149 percent of the federal poverty level, the monthly leasing fee will be 75 percent of the Ignition Interlock lease fee.

Your Ignition Interlock vendor will need to verify three years’ worth of your tax returns. These documents will be sufficient because they provide any information on any public assistance or unemployment benefits, as well as your total expenses.

When’s an Ignition Interlock Mandatory in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, Ignition Interlocks are mandatory for first offenses with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .15. It’s also mandatory for repeat DUI offenses. In addition, they are required if you refused to submit to a breath test. In addition, judges have the discretion to order an Ignition Interlock for first-time offenses with a BAC between .08 and .14.

Your court orders the Ignition Interlock, but it is the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) who issues your Interlock restricted license.

If you do have any questions about Ignition Interlock financial assistance in New Jersey, or anything about your program, our Customer Care Center is more than happy to assist at (800) 831-3299. In addition, you can ask for more information from your regulatory agency, which is the MVC at 609-292-7500.

Ignition Interlock Indigent Programs by State Series

Need to Install an Ignition Interlock?

If you need an Ignition Interlock in New Jersey because of a DUI or DWI conviction, choose Smart Start. We will provide an affordable program, a reliable device and superior customer service that’s 24/7/365. Call to schedule your Ignition Interlock installation at (800) 831-3299 or fill out our short online form.