How to Use Your P-EBT Food Stamps in NC

In this post, we’ll show you how to use your P-EBT food stamps in NC so that you can get the most out of your benefits.

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Introduction

If you were eligible for Free or Reduced Meal Benefits during the 2019-2020 school year, you will receive a P-EBT food benefit card in the mail. These food benefits can be used to purchase food items at any store that accepts SNAP (food stamp) benefits. This guide provides information on how to use your P-EBT benefits and what types of food items you can purchase.

##P-EBT food benefits are provided to eligible families in order to help offset the cost of lost meals due to school closures.
##P-EBT food benefit cards will be mailed to eligible households starting in May 2020.
##P-EBT food benefit cards can be used at any store that accepts SNAP (food stamp) benefits.
##Purchases can be made using the P-EBT card, or by swiping the card at a self-checkout lane.
##P-EBT benefits cannot be used to purchase alcohol, tobacco, or non-food items.

What are P-EBT food stamps?

P-EBT food stamps are a special type of food stamp that can be used to purchase nutritious food for children who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch at school. P-EBT food stamp benefits are issued on a special EBT card, which can be used just like a regular food stamp card at any grocery store or other retailer that accepts EBT. To learn more about P-EBT food stamps and how to use them in North Carolina, read on.

How to use your P-EBT food stamps in NC

Your P-EBT food stamps can be used to buy food at any store that accepts SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits. You can use your P-EBT card like a debit card to buy groceries.

You can also use your P-EBT food stamps to buy food online at some stores. To use your P-EBT food stamps online, you will need to create an account with the USDA’s SNAP EBT Online Purchasing Pilot program.

If you need help using your P-EBT food stamps, you can call the NC Department of Health and Human Services’ Customer Service Center at 1-800-662-7030.

What can you buy with your P-EBT food stamps in NC?

P-EBT food stamps in NC can be used to purchase food items such as fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, dairy products, and more. You can also use your P-EBT food stamps to purchase non-food items such as paper products and cleaning supplies.

How to renew your P-EBT food stamps in NC

You can renew your food stamps online by going to the NC Department of Health and Human Services website. You will need to create an account and login. Once you are logged in, click on the “My Benefits” tab and then click on the “Renew My Benefits” link. You will need to provide some basic information about yourself and your family, as well as your income and assets. After you have submitted your renewal application, you will be contacted by a case worker who will help you complete the process.

How to report changes to your P-EBT food stamps in NC

If you have moved or your income has changed, you need to report these changes to the NC P-EBT office. You can do this by:

-Calling the P-EBT hotline at 1-866-719-0141
-Visiting the P-EBT website and clicking on the “Report a Change” link
-Sending an email to [email protected]

You will need to have the following information ready when you report your changes:

-Your name and date of birth
-Your Social Security number or 10-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN)
-The names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers or 10-digit PINs for all members of your household who are eligible for P-EBT benefits
-Your new address and phone number, if you have moved
-Your new income information, if your income has changed

FAQs about P-EBT food stamps in NC

1. What is P-EBT?
2. How do I get P-EBT?
3. What can I buy with my P-EBT card?
4. Where can I use my P-EBT card?
5. How long will my P-EBT benefits last?
6. Can I get more information about P-EBT?

Resources for P-EBT food stamp recipients in NC

The P-EBT food stamp program provides much needed assistance to families with children who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch at school. If you are a P-EBT food stamp recipient in NC, there are many resources available to help you make the most of your benefits. Here are just a few:

-The NC Department of Health and Human Services has a website with information about the P-EBT program, including how to use your benefits, what items are covered, and where to find participating vendors.

-The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina has a list of participating retailers who accept P-EBT food stamps, as well as information about other food assistance programs in the state.

-The UNC School of Government has published a helpful guide with information about the P-EBT program and how to use your benefits.

By taking advantage of these resources, you can make sure that you and your family get the most out of your P-EBT food stamp benefits.

Contact information for P-EBT food stamp assistance in NC

If you have questions about the P-EBT food stamp program in North Carolina, you can contact the following offices for assistance:

-The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services: 1-800-662-7030
-The Food and Nutrition Service of the United States Department of Agriculture: 1-202-720-2791

Conclusion

Thank you for reading our guide on how to use your P-EBT food stamps in NC. We hope this guide has been helpful in providing you with information on what P-EBT is, how to use it, and how to find participating retailers. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact your local county office or the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

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