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ATTENTION: Citizens are encouraged to use the EPASS online services to learn about and apply for available benefits and services. Online applications are available for Food and Nutrition Services (formerly Food Stamps) as well as Medical Assistance (Medicaid and NC Health Choice or CHIP). To access the EPASS online services, click on this link: https://epass.nc.gov/CitizenPortal/application.do

The mission of Harnett County Department of Social Services is to provide services to individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency, safety, and improve their quality of life.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Closed on County Holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving (2 days), and Christmas (3 days).

Important Announcements
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COVID-19 Updates

Effective March 19, 2020, Harnett County officials closed public access to Harnett County Government Office Buildings due to COVID-19. Department of Social Services staff will continue to offer services and provide support to citizens by phone (910-893-7500) and email. 

Citizens are encouraged to use the EPASS online services to learn about and apply for available benefits and services. Online applications are available for Food and Nutrition Services (formerly Food Stamps) as well as Medical Assistance (Medicaid and NC Health Choice or CHIP). To access the EPASS online services, click on this linkhttps://epass.nc.gov/CitizenPortal/application.do

Please visit Harnett County’s COVID-19 webpage for the latest information from the NC DHHS and the CDC.


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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 1 kicked off National Child Abuse Prevention Month, which recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect and promotes the social and emotional well-being of children and families. To bring awareness to child abuse prevention, Harnett County Department of Social Services has kicked off a Child Abuse Prevention campaign. Community members are asked to wear blue each Friday during the month of April to pay tribute to the children that have passed away as a result of homicide by their parents or caretakers.

🔹Individuals supporting National Child Abuse Prevention Month can join the campaign online by posting a picture of themselves wearing blue and using the hashtag #HCChildAbusePrevention2020

For more information about child abuse prevention programs, contact Harnett County Child Protective Services at 910-814-6662.

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DSS Customer Service Survey

Please consider completing our customer service survey. This feedback help us continually monitor or change our services to serve you better. Click on the title to access the survey in English. Click here for the Spanish survey. 


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DSS Brochures
If you like one of our DSS Brochures then click here for the English and Spanish version.

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Notice Of Your Rights Under Hawkins v. Cohen
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA 

MARCIA ELENA QUINTEROS HAWKINS, ALICIA FRANKLIN, VANESSA LACHOWSKI, and KYANNA SHIPP, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated,

 

Plaintiffs,

 

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MANDY COHEN, in her official capacity as Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services,

 

Defendant.

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Civil Case No.: 5:17-cv-00581-FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ATTENTION MEDICAID BENEFICIARIES: NOTICE OF YOUR RIGHTS UNDER HAWKINS v. COHEN

Hawkins v. Cohen (5:17-CV-581 E.D.N.C.) is a federal lawsuit filed in 2017 on behalf of Medicaid beneficiaries in North Carolina. The case concerns improper terminations of Medicaid benefits.

The Court hearing the case has certified it as a class action. This means that the case is to help not just the people who filed the case but other Medicaid beneficiaries whose Medicaid has been or will be terminated improperly.

The Court has ordered the N.C. Medicaid agency to stop terminations or reductions of Medicaid benefits until eligibility under all Medicaid categories has been considered and advance notice of the right to a hearing has been mailed to you. For example, if you get Medicaid based on having a minor child who is turning eighteen years old, your county Department of Social Services must consider whether you are disabled before they stop your Medicaid.

If you have any questions about this lawsuit or about your rights, you may contact the attorneys who filed the case, the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy. You can reach these lawyers by calling this toll free number: 1-800-936-4971. You can also send the lawyers an email at Hawkinsinfo@charlottelegaladvocacy.org.

You also may contact these lawyers if you want to report that you lost your Medicaid without a decision that you were no longer eligible for Medicaid under any category or without receiving advance written notice that your Medicaid would stop. There is no cost to you for any help that these lawyers provide to you.


 
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