Sunday, May 24, 2015   

Food and Nutrition Services

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has launched a new program to allow citizens to apply for Food Stamps (FNS) benefits online.  The program is called ePASS (Electronic Pre-Assessment Screening Service).  This program provides citizens the opportunity to create an online account and apply for FNS services and benefits 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  This service will also allow applicants to determine their own potential eligibility for Food and Nutrition Services.  ePass will allow any North Carolina resident to:

  • Apply Online
  • Sign and submit an FNS application electronically
  • Check application status
  • Withdraw electronically submitted application using ePASS

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services expects to utilize ePASS to apply for Medicaid benefits by October 1st, 2013.  For more information or to apply for benefits, go online to

The Food and Nutrition Services program provides assistance to those families whose financial condition is within the United States poverty guidelines.

Apply at Social Services office. No appointment necessary.

The state has a new tool available, it is the Electronic Pre-Assessment Screening Service (ePASS). Please see the link below for more information: