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Posted on: May 9, 2023

Changes coming to Medicaid, FNS, and WIC benefits

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The federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency ends May 11, 2023. If you receive benefits, take action to keep your information up to date.

  • MEDICAID recertifications (renewals) began April 1, 2023 and will continue based on the beneficiary’s renewal date.
  • In WIC, certain types of milk, yogurt, and bread/ rolls will be more limited after Aug. 1, 2023.
  • Report changes in expenses/income to FNS to make sure your benefits are correct.


1. Update your info

  • Medicaid: Visit or call your local Department of Social Services. Call the Beaufort County DSS at 252-975-5500. If you don't live in Beaufort County, click here to find your local DSS. 
  • FNS: Contact your local DSS office.
  • WIC: Contact your local WIC agency. The Beaufort County Health Department, the county's WIC agency, can be reached at 252-946-9705. If you don't live in Beaufort County, click here to find your local WIC agency. 

2. Look out

  • Check for official mail, email, or texts with instructions on when and how to renew coverage or benefits. 

3. Reply as soon as possible 

  • Respond right away with updated information. Submit forms by the due date.


Learn more at Medicaid eligibility will expand when the budget is enacted. The exact timing is not yet known. Beneficiaries who no longer qualify for Medicaid may qualify for insurance assistance through or call 800-318-2596.


For information on additional food assistance call 211, or visit, or

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