Department of Social Services

FNS (Food Stamp Recipients) - What to Know for April

Scheduled to receive FNS benefits between 4/1-4/11? They will be loaded to your card on your normal day. If you receive benefits between 4/12-4/21, they’ll be loaded on 4/12. This change resulted from the fed. gov’t shutdown. Schedules return to normal in May.

¿Recibe regularmente sus beneficios de FNS entre el 1 y el 14 del mes? Sus beneficios se depositarán en el día acostumbrado. Si recibe sus beneficios entre el 12 y el 21, sus beneficios se depositarán el 12. Los beneficios de Mayo se depositarán normalmente.

ATTENTION MEDICAID BENEFICIARIES: NOTICE OF YOUR RIGHTS UNDER HAWKINS v. COHEN

Para aviso en español haga click aquí.

Hawkins v. Cohen (5:17-CV-581 E.D.N.C.) is a federal lawsuit filed in 2017 on behalf of Medicaid beneficiaries in North Carolina. The case concerns improper terminations of Medicaid benefits.

 The Court hearing the case has certified it as a class action. This means that the case is to help not just the people who filed the case but other Medicaid beneficiaries whose Medicaid has been or will be terminated improperly. 

The Court has ordered the N.C. Medicaid agency to stop terminations or reductions of Medicaid benefits until eligibility under all Medicaid categories has been considered and advance notice of the right to a hearing has been mailed to you.   For example, if you get Medicaid based on having a minor child who is turning eighteen years old, your county Department of Social Services must consider whether you are disabled before they stop your Medicaid.

If you have any questions about this lawsuit or about your rights, you may contact the attorneys who filed the case, the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy. You can reach these lawyers by calling this toll free number: 1-800-936-4971. You can also send the lawyers an email at Hawkinsinfo@charlottelegaladvocacy.org.

You also may contact these lawyers if you want to report that you lost your Medicaid without a decision that you were no longer eligible for Medicaid under any category or without receiving advance written notice that your Medicaid would stop. There is no cost to you for any help that these lawyers provide to you.

Click here for the full notice. 

Our Mission:

The Mission of Montgomery County DSS is simple: "Serving others towards independence"

We rely on our six core values to keep us on track to complete our Mission.

  1. To meet or exceed the needs of the citizen.
  2. Maintain a positive, solution-based demeanor.
  3. Give and accept feedback appropriately and grow.
  4. Service Focused.
  5. Be direct and kind.
  6. Maintain quality assurance requirements

Civil Rights and Accessibility  

Montgomery County Department of Social Services (MCDSS) complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, or sex. MCDSS does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, or sex. For more information, click here