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Upcoming Changes to Public Assistance & Other Benefits in NC


There are many upcoming changes in public assistance and other benefits. It can be confusing. We are hosting a webinar that will address upcoming changes, the timelines for changes, and the impact for individuals in our community. The topics we will cover are:

  • NC Fast – What is it? What is the purpose of the system? What does it mean for applicants? What can residents expect?
  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – What should residents know?
  • November 1, 2013 Food Assistance benefit reductions – What are they and why are they occurring?
  • Upcoming sequestration cuts.

Our goal is to provide you with background information so that you can quickly and appropriately report on these issues as they occur. Handouts will be provided including a timeline and basic information including program changes.  A question and answer session will be hosted by Steve Garrison, Director of Economic Services.

Feel free to invite anyone you feel could benefit from this webinar. You can view this webinar in the convenience of your office or join us at 200 College Street (TD Bank Building) 4th Floor at 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 3rd.

Please RSVP to Jennifer Strudwick at jennifer.strudwick@buncombecounty.org  or 250-6519 and let us know of your plans. We will send further information you will need in order to access the materials and webinar.