Applying for Medicaid Expansion
Starting on December 1, 2023, NC Medicaid will cover people ages 19 through 64 years with higher incomes. You may be able to get health care coverage through Medicaid even if you didn’t qualify before.
Food Stamp Theft Alert
A new EBT card scam has data thieves stealing information on EBT cards. Scammers are skimming and cloning EBT cards and are stealing benefits from FNS recipients in North Carolina. If you’ve been affected, you may be able to receive a replacement for your benefits.
NC has not terminated anyone from Medicaid since 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting April 1, 2023 your local DSS office will begin checking to see if you are still eligible for Medicaid. If it determines that you are no longer eligible, your benefits may end or be reduced.
Food Stamps Alert
Beginning July 1, 2023, if you are an ABAWD, an adult under 50 who is not disabled and does not have a child under age 18 living in your home, you can only receive food stamps for three months in a three-year period UNLESS you are working or meet an exemption.
Food Stamps Calculator
Could you be eligible for help with your food budget? Click here to find out if you may be eligible for SNAP and an estimated amount of benefits you could receive.