The following chart describes the Food and Nutrition Services Eligibility
PLEASE NOTE: In reference to the "What's Needed" column on the chart, if we are unable to establish eligibility for assistance, additional information may be required.
Online Screening Tool
North Carolina residents can use an online tool called ePASS to screen themselves for potential eligibility for Food and Nutrition Services.
The online screening tool can be found at https://epass.nc.gov.
|Eligibility Requirement||What's Needed||How Often|
|Identity||Contact with someone knowledgeable of your situation, ID||At application or if questionable|
|Address/ Living With/Living Arrangement||Lease, rental agreement, contact with someone knowledgeable of your situation||At application, review, change in situation, if moving|
|Age||Birth certificate/date of birth||Client's statement acceptable|
|Kinship||Client statement, contact with someone knowledgeable of your situation||At application, review, change in situation|
|Citizenship/ Alien Status||Verification of citizenship/alien status via Immigration and Naturalization Service||At application, or whenever appropriate|
|Social Security Number||Valid social security card or number||At application. or until received|
|Student Status||Bank records, student's financial records||At application, as needed|
|Emancipation||Marriage certificate, court records, Military ID||As needed|
|Work Capacity||Medical statement from doctor||As needed|
|Pregnancy||Statement from doctor||At application, as needed|
|Health Insurance||Seeing policy or card||As needed|
Wages/Self-Employment Public Benefits/ Private Retirement Benefits/ Trust, etc.
|Wage stubs, tax forms contacting employer, Documents from provider, award letter||At application, review, change in situation|
|Assets/Resources||Ownership and tax records -bank and court documents||At application, review, change in situation|
|Gas and Electric Bills||Copy of bills||At application, review, and change in situation|
We strive to keep this information as accurate as possible. If information on this page needs to be updated, please Email us.
Page Modified 10/15/2012