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Residents to Receive Replacement Benefits

Residents who receive Food and Nutrition Services in 11 counties that were impacted by Hurricane Isaias will be issued automatic replacement benefits.

Those who received Food and Nutrition Services for July by Aug. 4 in the approved counties — Bertie, Brunswick, Camden, Gates, Jones, Martin, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender and Washington — will receive an additional 40% of their July 2020 benefits to replace food lost as result of the extended power outages.

The replacement benefits will be automatically credited Thursday to Electronic Benefits Transfer, EBT, cards. No action is required from those eligible for the replacement services.

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services applied for an automatic mass replacement waiver, which was approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture,  after Hurricane Isaias made landfall and caused power outages in several North Carolina counties.

FNS recipients who have already received replacement benefits based on a signed affidavit of loss after Hurricane Isaias will not be included in the automatic replacement process.

Balance can be checked on, the ebtEDGE mobile app free on the Apple Store and Google Play or by calling 1-888-622-7328 and follow the prompts to activate your personal identification number, or PIN.

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