Public Assistance

Adult Medicaid

This program is designed to help with the medical costs for individuals who are aged, blind or disabled. Services covered include: payment of Medicare premiums, inpatient hospital care, doctors visits and clinical services, outpatient hospital visits, licensed home care services, eyeglasses, prescription medicine, laboratory and x-ray services, nursing and hospice care, medically necessary ambulance transport, dental care. Individuals who are eligible for full Medicaid benefits receive an annual Medicaid card. Medicaid may also be retroactive to cover medical bills from the 3 months prior to the month of application.

Child Care

Subsidized child care enables children of low income families to receive quality care in a safe and stable environment.

Family & Children Medicaid

Ensuring that families and children that are eligible are able to obtain timely medical care. To achieve that, we administer the family medicaid program for families, infants, children, and pregnant women.

Food & Nutrition Services

Food and Nutrition Services helps people with low income or no income buy nutritious food. The benefits come on a plastic card that you use, like a bank card, to buy food. Most grocery stores accept Food and Nutrition Services benefits.

Work First Family Assistance (WFFA)

North Carolina's Work First program is built upon the premise that "All People Have a Responsibility to Their Families and Communities to Work and to Provide for Their Families." As such the Beaufort County Program is designed to put receipients to work, reduce welfare dependence and increase personal responsibility. Work First provides financial/medical assistance to families that meet eligibility requirements.

Medical Transportation

Transportation Assistance to medical appointments for persons who receive Medicaid and have no means of transportation.

Crisis Intervention Program (CIP)

Crisis Intervention Program (CIP) - is an emergency program that provides financial assistance to low-income residents who are in emergency heating and cooling situations

Additional Information

For more information on these programs and how to apply for them please visit our FAQs page.

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs).

For additional information please visit the USDA site.