Simplified Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP)

The Department of Social Services now offers a program in Food and Nutrition Services called SNAP (Simplified Nutritional Assistance  Program).

Individuals must meet the following criteria to be eligible:

  • Receive SSI, (individuals may have other income as well)
  • Age 65 or older
  • Not living in an institution
  • Residing in North Carolina
  • Purchasing and preparing food separately from other people living in the home
    *NOTE: Married individuals living in the same home cannot be considered a separate household

If you are eligible, you will receive monthly food stamps and an EBT Card. Your case will be automatically certified for a three-year period.

How to apply:

Online by clicking here for epass.

Paper applications are available at the Social Services Office, 410 West Spring Street in Oxford, or can be downloaded by clicking here.

A drop box is located at the Social Services Office, 410 West Spring Street in Oxford.

Mail applications to:

Department of Social Services

PO Box 966

Oxford, NC 27565

Email applications to

In person appointments can be made by calling 919-693-1511. 

Please note that an interview will need to be completed by a caseworker for each application, but the interview can be completed over the phone if you are unable to come into the office.

Click here to view a chart of income limits and maximum allotments. 






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