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Food and Nutrition Services/SNAP
Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Emergency Allotment Ending
FNS benefits have been temporarily increased because of the COVID-19 public health emergency (“emergency allotments”). This means you have been getting more benefits on your EBT card each month than you normally would to help meet emergency needs during the pandemic. The federal government will be ending FNS 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.
To help those who might need continued additional assistance, New Hanover County Social Services is working to connect individuals and families with community partners who are offering resources to meet nutritional needs. Social Services has put together a resource list with information on community partners, like food banks and other outreach organizations, who can provide assistance.
- New Hanover County Food Resource List (updated as of February 24, 2023)
Food and Nutrition Services (FNS), also known as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
This federal food assistance program is designed to help eligible low-income households buy the food they need for nutritional meals. Verifications are not required to apply but may be addressed or requested during your interview.
- Ways to apply:
- Online at the ePass website
- Phone by calling 910-798-3500, Option 4 http://9107983500
- Print and mail the application (English and Spanish) to 1650 Greenfield Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
- Print and fax the application (English and Spanish) to 910-798-7824
- In person at 1650 Greenfield Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
- Applications may be mailed upon request
If you are pregnant, and/or have a child/children age(s) 5 and under, you may be eligible for Women Infants and Children (WIC) services by calling 910-798-3500, option 5.
https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/child-and-family-well-being/food-and-nutrition-services-food-stamps/apply-food-and-nutrition-services-food-stamps-nc#maximum-monthly-income-and-allotment-table http://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/child-and-family-well-being/food-and-nutrition-services-food-stamps/apply-food-and-nutrition-services-food-stamps-nc#maximum-monthly-income-and-allotment-table Income Guidelines
You may be eligible for Food and Nutrition Services if your total income falls below the appropriate gross income limits for your household size. Eligibility workers determine which income limit applies to your household.
The maximum benefit amount for households receiving Food and Nutrition Services increased for the period of October 1, 2022, through September 30, 2023.
|HOUSEHOLD SIZE||130% MAXIMUM GROSS INCOME LIMIT||200% MAXIMUM GROSS INCOME LIMIT||MAXIMUM BENEFIT ALLOTMENT|
|Each Additional Member||(+512)||(+788)||(+211)|
FNS Issuance Dates Based on Social Security Number
If you do not have a Social Security Number, benefits are available on the 3rd day of every month.
- To check your balance, visit www.ebtEDGE.com
- download the ebtEGDE app (English Flyer); (Spanish Flyer)
- call 1-888-622-7328
For more information, please call 910-798-3500 option 4.