FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – With more than 35,000 Cumberland County residents set to become eligible for Medicaid tomorrow, the Cumberland County Department of Social Services (DSS) is providing convenient options for newly-eligible residents to apply for coverage.
Cumberland County DSS will hold a special Medicaid Expansion application event this Saturday, Dec. 2 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the main DSS building located at 1225 Ramsey St., Fayetteville. Cumberland County residents who would like to apply in person are encouraged to attend this event.
“This is a massive undertaking for the Department of Social Services and our staff has been working extremely hard to make sure we are prepared and ready to assist our residents with this important transition,” said Cumberland County DSS Director Brenda Jackson. “We are holding this event to provide a convenient opportunity outside of regular business hours for residents to come out and receive in-person assistance navigating the Medicaid application process.”
Jackson also encouraged residents to go to epass.nc.gov to apply online. This is the fastest and easiest way for residents to apply for benefits and will help reduce wait times at DSS.
For more information including specific eligibility guidelines and detailed information on the different ways to apply, visit the Cumberland County DSS website’s Medicaid Expansion page at https://www.cumberlandcountync.gov/departments/dss-group/department-of-social-services/economic-services/medicaid-expansion.
For more information about Cumberland County DSS, go to cumberlandcountync.gov/dss.