1. To apply for Medicaid or Food and Nutrition Services, go to https://www.nc.gov/services/e-pass
North Carolina ePASS is a quick and easy way for individuals and families to learn about and apply for available benefits and services. Online applications are available for Food and Nutrition Services (formerly Food Stamps) as well as Medical Assistance (Medicaid and NC Health Choice or CHIP). You can learn if you are potentially eligible for Medical Assistance by completing an electronic pre-assessment screening.
2. You can also apply for Medicaid or Food and Nutrition Services by phone, mail or fax. You can contact our office to request a paper application by mail. Applications can be picked up in our lobby Monday-Friday 8-5:00 pm unless office is closed for a holiday.
To apply by phone: Please call (828) 632-1080 and request to speak to a caseworker.
To apply by fax: Please fax the completed, signed paper application to (828) 632-1092.
To apply by mail: Please mail the completed, signed paper application to
Alexander County Department of Social Services
604 7th St SW
Taylorsville, NC 28681
3. To apply for Unemployment Benefits, go to https://des.nc.gov/ to find the NC Division of Employment Security. The fastest and most efficient way to file a claim is online. Create an account, file a claim and get the latest information from this website.
4. If you have questions or need to update information about your existing, open Medicaid or Food and Nutrition Services case, please email or fax your caseworker directly. Additional information can be obtained on the Alexander County website or by calling Alexander County Social Services at 828-632-1080.