Since the onset of Coronavirus in late 2019, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has been through several changes. These changes were intended to provide additional relief to families with purchasing food items. Eligible SNAP households were given an increased benefits deposited onto their EBT card. Effective March 1, 2023, the additional monthly deposit will stop.
From North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services:
“Families enrolled in Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) have gotten extra benefits each month since March 2020 or after due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. February 2023 is the last month you will get these extra benefits, called “emergency allotments” or “maximum supplements.” This is due to a federal change that will end emergency allotments for all states as of March 2023.”
The full article and more details can be found here:
Households who continue to meet the SNAP eligibility requirements will still receive their regular monthly allotment. If you are a North Carolina SNAP recipient, please make sure your contact information is updated with your county office to receive this important correspondence. County office contact information can be found here.
If you are interested in applying for SNAP or have questions about the program, contact the More In My Basket (MIMB) program office at:
English Toll Free: 1-855-240-1451
Spanish Toll Free: 1-888-382-7105
Information accessed at: https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/information/human-services/changes-food-and-nutrition-services