North Carolina food stamp recipients will continue to receive the maximum benefit amount through February, regardless of their eligibility.
North Carolina residents receiving Food and Nutrition Services benefits will continue to receive the maximum amount for their household size for the month of February, even if they qualify for less.
FNS began offering enhanced benefits in March of 2020 to help low-income families access food during the pandemic.
Economic assistance is delivered through Electronic Benefit Transfer cards, or EBTs.
According to a news release from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, the financial supplements will automatically be placed on EBT cards, and recipients are not required to take any additional action.
A permanent 25 percent increase in food and nutrition benefits took effect in October 2021, the largest increase in the program's history.