Social Services

North Carolina is expanding who can get Medicaid starting December 1, 2023.

Adults ages 19-64 earning up to 138% of the federal poverty line (e.g., singles earning about $20,000/year or families of three earning about $34,000/year) may be eligible.

The best way to apply is online through ePASS; you can also apply in-person, phone or mailed applications. The processing time for applications can be up to 45 days. Applications submitted online may be processed faster.

The coverage will be comprehensive, including services like primary care, hospital stays, maternity care, vision and hearing, and more. Medicaid pays for doctor visits, yearly check-ups, emergency care, mental health and more – at little or no cost to you.

Current beneficiaries with full Medicaid coverage won’t see any changes.

For additional information, view the links below or contact the Granville County Department of Social Services at 919-693-1511.

Online Application Portal – ePass

Medicaid Expansion – Who is Covered and How to Apply Beginning December 1, 2023

Medicaid Expansion – Frequently Asked Questions (English)

Medicaid Expansion – Frequently Asked Questions (Spanish)


To safely serve customers who need assistance, the Department of Social Services is accepting applications for Food and Nutrition assistance, Medicaid, Work First Family Assistance or other DSS Services online, by phone or by mail. For additional information on assistance programs, please click here.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services allows you to do a pre-assessment through ePASS to determine if you are potentially eligible for assistance.  Actual eligibility determination must be done at the Granville County DSS.

Watch this ePass Informative Video to learn more about accessing the secure online portal connecting you to benefits. Please click on this link to apply:




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