Public Notice

Public Notice

Brunswick County Coronavirus / Hurricane Information

09.27.2020

See Latest Coronavirus Information & Case Counts >> brunswickcountync.gov/alert-ticker/information-on-coronavirus/

County Contact Information & Virtual Services During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Brunswick County is urging individuals to visit our website and to call or email county departments for assistance first before visiting county offices. The County now requires appointments for in-person visits. Not sure who to contact? Call our main line and we can help direct your calls.

  • Main County Contact Information: 910.253.2000 / 800.442.7033

 

Brunswick County Public Health Call Line and Email Information (Available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

 

NC Public Health Call Line (Open 24/7)

  • Phone: 1.866.462.3821

 

North Carolina 2-1-1 Program

  • For COVID-19 questions, dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162
  • Sign up for updates by texting COVIDNC to 898211

 

View: Brunswick County declares a state of emergency due to COVID-19 (March 24, 2020)

 

See the latest information about vegetative debris collection on private roads in the unincorporated areas of the county due to Isaias >> https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/isaiasdebris

Residents on private roads in the unincorporated areas of Brunswick County need to place their vegetative debris from Hurricane Isaias in in the right-of-way of their property no later than the evening of Sunday, Aug. 30 for collection.

Click here for full details and instructions on this collection.

Crews will make one pass across the county and could arrive in any area as early as Monday. Any vegetative debris that is not on the right-of-way by Sunday evening will not be collected.

A right-of-way is generally defined as the edge of your property before the curb. If you have a sidewalk, ditch, or utility line in front of your house, make sure that your debris does not cover or restrict these areas.

This service will only include the private roads in the unincorporated areas of the county, including private roads in gated communities. The service will also collect any tree hangers or leaners in the rights-of-way.

This service will not collect or remove tree hangers or leaners that are on private property outside of a right-of-way.

Residents who need assistance to move debris or other needs following Hurricane Isaias can contact the Brunswick County VOAD for guidance and direction to organizations or services that may be able to help: 910-253-2589

 

Visit our Hurricane Preparedness page for more resources and information.

Medicaid & Food and Nutrition Services

Medicaid & Food and Nutrition Services

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Children’s Services

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Adult Services

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Child Support Services

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Medicaid & Food and Nutrition Services

Medicaid and Health Choice are health insurance programs that offer coverage for individuals, families and children who meet financial and other requirements. The Food and Nutrition Services or Food Stamp program provides monthly supplement to eligible individual and families to purchase health foods.  Medicaid and Food and Nutrition Services are entitlement programs.

Medicaid

Medicaid is a health insurance program for low-income individuals and families who cannot afford health care costs. There are many different Medicaid programs, and the eligibility requirements vary slightly between programs. View more information about Medicaid; learn about the requirements for different programs. Apply through the North Carolina Health and Human Services’ online program

To view “Notice of Your Rights Under Hawkins v. Cohen” click here.  En Espanol click here.

Health Choice for Children

North Carolina Health Choice offers health coverage for children whose families make too much money to qualify for Medicaid, but do not make enough money to afford private or employer-sponsored health insurance. View more information; apply through the North Carolina Health and Human Services’s online program.

Food and Nutrition Services (Food Stamps)

The Food and Nutrition Program (Food Stamps) is a federal food assistance program that provides low-income families a monthly supplemental allotment of benefits issues via Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards (commonly known as an ATM card). The Food stamp program is an entitlement program, so all eligible individual and households can receive assistance.

You may be eligible for Food and Nutrition Services if your total income falls below the appropriate gross income limits for your household size. Eligibility workers determine which income limit applies to your household.

Eligible individuals will receive Food and Nutrition benefits no later than thirty days from the date of application. Individuals with special circumstances will be given an opportunity to receive Food and Nutrition benefits within seven days of the application. View more information; apply through the North Carolina Health and Human Services’s online program.

Information You May Need When Applying for Services

To assist you with the Medicaid and Food and Nutrition Services applications, listed below are verifications you may be asked to provide in order to determine your eligibility. If you do not have any of this information you may still complete an application and interview for services.  Individuals can apply at https://epass.nc.gov/CitizenPortal/application.do or in person at the Social Service building, no appointment is necessary. 

To submit required verification electronically, email them to:  dss.fns.ma@brunswickcountync.gov

Name/Identity:

  • Driver’s License
  • Work/School/Health Benefit ID
  • Voter Registration Card
  • Birth Certificate

Address/Residency:

  • Voter Registration/Library Card
  • Utility Bill
  • Rent/Mortgage receipt
  • Mail received at your address

Earned Income:

  • Check stubs
  • Letter or note from your Employer
  • Employee W-2
  • Income Tax Forms
  • Self-employment Bookkeeping Records

 Unearned Income (Social Security, Veterans benefits, Child Support, Retirement):

  • Bank Statement
  • Benefit Award Letter/Benefit Payment Check
  • Child Support Agreement
  • Income Tax Forms

 Expenses:

  • Rent or Lease Agreement/Mortgage
  • Property Tax/Homeowner’s Insurance Statement
  • Day Care receipts
  • Medical Expense receipts
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Adjusted Operations Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Brunswick County now requires individuals to first visit our website for services and to contact county departments via phone or email to see if we can assist you virtually to support social distancing for our residents and team members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If an in-person visit to a county office is necessary, you will need to schedule an appointment first via the phone and/or email listed below.

Contact

60 GOVERNMENT CENTER DRIVE
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(910) 253-2077
DSS@BRUNSWICKCOUNTYNC.GOV
open mon-fri:
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Please do not email reports of abuse or neglect.
If you need to make a CPS or APS report, please call 910-253-2077 during business hours.  After Hours call 911 and ask to speak to the on call social worker.

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