FNS benefits change coming in March

Currituck County families enrolled in Food Nutrition Services (FNS) will see a change in their benefits beginning in March 2023. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced that supplemental benefits received by clients during the COVID pandemic will end in February. Beginning in March, all clients enrolled in FNS will receive only their regular monthly allotment amounts.

Families enrolled in Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) have gotten extra benefits each month since March 2020 or after due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but February 2023 is the last month that these extra benefits, called “emergency allotments” or “maximum supplements” will be included. This is due to a federal decision that will end emergency allotments for all states as of March 2023. During the pandemic, FNS households have received at least $95 extra per month through the emergency allotments.

Visit the NCDHHS website to learn more about Changes for Food and Nutrition Services. In Currituck County, you may also contact the Department of Social Services at (252) 232-3083 if you have any questions not answered on the NCDHHS website or other links provided.

Notice of Changes to Beneficiaries in English and Spanish

NC Food and Nutrition Resources Programs that help provide food and nutrition assistance in North Carolina

NC 211 United Way of NC Information and Referral Service