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Ending of Food & Nutrition Services Supplement
The NCDHHS is ending their Food & Nutrition Services Supplement in February. Here's a link to additional resources from the NCDHHS.
Summary of Changes:
In North Carolina and nationally, extra Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) benefits for COVID-19 (“emergency allotments”) will end in March 2023. During the pandemic, all FNS beneficiaries received emergency allotments, bringing their monthly benefit to the maximum amount allowed for their household size. Households that were already receiving the maximum amount received a $95 monthly supplement.
Beneficiaries will continue to receive their regular monthly benefit amounts in March 2023 based on a person’s or household’s current eligibility, income, household size and other federal eligibility requirements. FNS recipients can view their regular monthly FNS benefit amount and their emergency allotment amount online at www.ebtedge.com. NCDHHS encourages families to keep their FNS information up to date to help them get the greatest benefits they are eligible to receive.
North Carolinians in need of additional food assistance can learn more about additional food and nutrition resources at www.ncdhhs.gov/foodresources. Residents can apply for FNS benefits online with ePass or by filling out a paper application and mailing it to or dropping it off at their county Department of Social Services.
End of FNS Emergency Allotments
Why are FNS emergency allotments ending?
The federal government has made the decision to end extra FNS benefits for COVID-19 (“emergency allotments”), with February 2023 being the final month for emergency allotments. As a result, your benefits will go back to pre-pandemic, regular monthly benefit amounts starting March 2023. Neither the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services nor your local department of social services has control over this change.
How will my FNS benefits change? What will my new benefit amount be?
With the federal government ending extra FNS benefits for COVID-19 (“emergency allotments”), all households will see their monthly FNS benefits go back to pre-pandemic, regular monthly benefit amounts starting in March 2023. You can view your regular monthly FNS benefit amount and your emergency allotment amount online at www.ebtedge.com. Regular monthly FNS benefits are issued between the 3rd and 21st of every month based on the last digit of the
Public Notice: LIHWAP Block Grant Plan
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is seeking public comment on the proposed Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) block grant plan, which outlines how federal LIHWAP block grant funds will be spent in North Carolina in the coming state fiscal year. LIHWAP provides assistance to low income households with their water and wastewater bills. States are given broad latitude under block grant funding to design and operate their own programs, under certain restrictions. The plan may be reviewed July 29 – August 4, 2021 at the following locations: • Any of the 100 county departments of social services • Online on the Division of Social Services website Any water or wastewater vendor interested in signing a vendor agreement to accept LIHWAP funds on behalf of customers, please contact Jasmyne Simmons at Jasmyne.Simmons@dhhs.nc.gov. Written comments will be accepted in writing no later than Thursday August 5, 2021 via: • Any agency where the plan was displayed • Mail, postmarked no later than Thursday August 5, 2021 to: RE: LIHWAP Plan Comments Susan Osborne Assistant Secretary for County Operations 2420 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-2420.
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