This letter is to tell you that the extra FNS benefits for COVID-19 will end effective March 2023.
Why are your benefits decreasing?
FNS benefits have been temporarily increased because of the COVID-19 public health emergency (“emergency allotments”). This means you have been getting more benefits on your EBT card each month than you normally would to help meet emergency needs during the pandemic. The federal government will be ending FNS emergency allotments, with February 2023 being the final month for emergency allotments. As a result, your benefits will go back to pre-pandemic, regular monthly benefit amounts starting March 2023. Neither the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services nor your local department of social services has control over this change. The reduction of benefits related to the emergency allotment ending is not subject to fair hearings.