Economic Services

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Extra Federal Food Benefits Due to COVID-19 Will End in March

Households that have been receiving extra FNS benefits (called "emergency allotments") each month since March 2020 or after will see a reduction in benefits in March 2023 because of a federal change that ends emergency allotments for all states. North Carolinians in need of additional food assistance can learn more about additional food and nutrition resources. 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 Social Services Department.

Learn more about extra federal food benefits due to covid-19 ending in March

Los beneficios federales adicionales de alimentos debido a COVID-19 se terminarán en marzo

Los hogares que han estado recibiendo beneficios adicionales de FNS (llamados "asignaciones de emergencia") cada mes desde marzo de 2020 o después, verán una reducción en los beneficios en marzo de 2023 debido a un cambio federal que termina las asignaciones de emergencia para todos los estados. Los habitantes de Carolina del Norte que necesitan asistencia alimentaria adicional pueden obtener más información sobre recursos adicionales de alimentos y nutrición. Los residentes pueden solicitar los beneficios de FNS en línea con ePass o completando una solicitud en papel y enviándola por correo o dejándola en el Departamento de Servicios Sociales de su condado.

Obtenga más información sobre los beneficios federales adicionales de alimentos debido a covid-19 que terminan en marzo


If you've got Medicaid, make sure Medicaid's got you by keeping your contact information up to date. Every year, Medicaid has to confirm your eligibility. Learn more in the video below.

NC Medicaid Recertification 


La Recertificación de Medicaid de Carolina del Norte

The Human Services Economic Services division works with public/private organizations. They do so to help families with food and nutritional needs.

To report suspected welfare fraud in Cabarrus County, you may:

Due to confidentiality laws, we are not able to inform or respond to you as to the outcome or specifics of a case.

Additional Contacts

Economic Services Call Center: 704-920-1400
Food and Nutrition Services
Debbie Kendall,
Adult Medicaid and Special Assistance
Amy Nance,
Family and Children's Medicaid
Jasmin Reta,
Family and Children's Medicaid
Heather Altman,

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to improve and enhance the health and well-being of Cabarrus County Citizens by providing access to food and nutrition and medical care to all eligible applicants while also making active referrals to community partners that may provide resources and supportive services to empower the opportunity for individuals and families in their transition from poverty to prosperity.