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The Anson County Board of Social Services meets every third Wednesday of the month at 3:30 PM in the DSS Board Room located at 118N. Washington Street, Wadesboro, NC

Department of Social Services

Mission Statement

To partner with families in achieving economic well-being, safety and permanence within our community by providing access to affordable health care and better nutrition, protecting vulnerable children and adults, strengthen and preserving families and helping people to effectively deal with lifes challenges.

Vision Statement

To provide and maintain a professional and well trained work force focused on innovation, efficiency and collaboration to strengthen individuals and the community through high quality social services.


Important Notice

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA

MARCIA ELENA QUINTEROS HAWKINS, ALICIA FRANKLIN, VANESSA LACHOWSKI, and KYANNA SHIPP, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated,

                     Plaintiffs,

                    v.

MANDY COHEN, in her official capacity as Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services,

                      Defendant.

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Civil Case No.:  5:17-cv-00581-FL

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

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.


EN EL TRIBUNAL DE DISTRITO DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS

PARA EL DISTRITO ESTE DE CAROLINA DEL NORTE

MARCIA ELENA QUINTEROS HAWKINS, ALICIA FRANKLIN, VANESSA LACHOWSKI, y KYANNA SHIPP, en nombre de ellos mismos y todos los demás situados de manera similar,

                     Demandantes

                    V.

MANDY COHEN, en su capacidad oficial como Secretaria del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de Carolina del norte,

                      Acusado.

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Caso civil N°: 5:17-CV-00581-FL

ATENCIÓN BENEFICIARIOS DE MEDICAID: AVISO DE SUS DERECHOS BAJO HAWKINS v. COHEN

Hawkins v. Cohen (5:17-CV-581 E.D.N.C.) es una demanda federal presentada en 2017 en nombre de los beneficiarios de Medicaid en Carolina del Norte. El caso se refiere a terminaciones inadecuadas de beneficios de Medicaid.

El Tribunal que ha oído el caso lo ha certificado como una demanda colectiva. Esto significa que el caso es para ayudar no solo a las personas que presentaron el caso, sino a otros beneficiarios de Medicaid cuyo Medicaid ha sido o será cancelado indebidamente. 

El Tribunal ha ordenado a la agencia de Medicaid de N.C. que detenga las terminaciones o reducciones de los beneficios de Medicaid hasta que se haya considerado la elegibilidad bajo todas las categorías de Medicaid y se le haya enviado un aviso de su derecho a una audiencia por correo. Por ejemplo, si usted recibe Medicaid basado en tener un niño menor de dieciocho años, el Departamento de Servicios Sociales en su condado debe considerar si usted es discapacitado antes de que terminar su Medicaid.

Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre esta demanda o sobre sus derechos, puede ponerse en contacto con los abogados que presentaron el caso, el Centro de Apoyo Legal en Charlotte. Puede comunicarse con estos abogados llamando a éste número gratuito: 1-800-936-4971. También puede enviar un correo electrónico a los abogados a Hawkinsinfo@charlottelegaladvocacy.org.

También puede contactar a estos abogados si desea reportar que perdió su Medicaid sin una decisión que ya no es elegible para Medicaid en cualquier categoría o sin recibir un aviso por escrito que su Medicaid se detendría. No hay ningún costo a usted por cualquier ayuda que estos abogados le proporcionen.



Major Programs & Services

  • Child Support Enforcement - Provides services related to establishing, collecting and enforcing child support payments required of parents by court order to support the needs of their children.
  • Work First - Provides temporary financial assistance to families to meet basic needs while seeking employment, with the goal of helping obtain a job as quickly as possible.
  • Medicaid - Provides assistance to eligible low-income residents for medical bills and prescription medications, with programs for both elderly/disable and children/families.
  • Food Stamp Program - Provides short-term assistance for low-income households to improve their nutrition, health and well being.
  • Child Protective Services - Provides services to children and their parents/caretakers in response to actual or suspected child abuse, neglect or exploitation.
  • Foster Care Services - Provides licensed and approved foster families who can provide temporary care for children in the custody of the Department of Social Services.
  • Adoption Services - Provides for the assessment and approval of individuals to become the permanent placement for children who are legally freed for adoption.
  • Energy Assistance - Provides a one-time cash payment to help eligible low-income families pay their heating bills (applications in November).
  • Emergency Services/Crisis Intervention - Provides assistance to eligible low-income households experiencing a heating or cooling emergency in their homes.
  • Work Permits - Issues permits for youth under age 18 to be employed, even if employed by their parents.
  • Child Care Subsidy (Child Care Networks, Inc.) - Provides services and subsidies for low-income families to pay for childcare by providing  support, technical assistance and education to childcare providers.
  • Adult Services - Provides an array of services and financial assistance so that the aging and developmentally disable adults can either remain in their homes as long as possible or can reside safely in an appropriate facility.          _______________________________________________________________________________________________________
    NORTH CAROLINA’S LOW INCOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIEAP) 

    WHAT IS IT?  The Low Income Energy Assistance Program gives families a one-time vendor payment to help pay their heating bills.
     
    WHO MIGHT BE ELIGIBLE?

     
    Families that meet all of the following:
     
    1. Household must meet an income test.
     
    2. Household must be responsible for its heating bills.
     
    3. Household cannot have resources over $2,250.  
     
    4. The household must include a U.S. citizen or an eligible alien.
     
    5. Priority in eligibility is given to disabled persons receiving services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services or households containing a person age 60 and above from December 1st through December 31st.
     
    WHERE TO APPLY
     You apply at Anson County Department of Social Services.   Please bring the following information to apply:
     
    1. Household’s income.  If anyone works, provide wage stubs for the month prior to the month you apply.
     
    2. Information about your household’s savings accounts or checking accounts.
     
    3. Name, date of birth, and social security numbers of each household member.
     
     
    WHEN TO APPLY
    Applications period begins December 1st.  Only households with a person who is receiving services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services or households containing a person age 60 and above are potentially eligible from December 1st through December 31st or until funds are exhausted.  Applications on all households will be taken from January 1st through March 31st or until funds are exhausted.

Address:
118 N. Washington St.
Wadesboro, NC 28170
Map

Phone: 704-694-9351
Fax: 704-695-1608

Lula Jackson, Director                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Email: ljackson@co.anson.nc.us