Promoting Public Benefits Access Through Web-Based Tools and Outreach: A National Scan of Efforts. Volume II: Detailed Summary Tables of Benefits Access Efforts. ePASS (Electronic Pre-Assessment Screening Service)



This is an online screening tool for multiple benefits in North Carolina. Implemented in 2010, it is the first part of a larger modernization effort, which will eventually include Medicaid, enable individuals and families to submit applications electronically, and integrate the online application data with the state’s revamped eligibility system. Both ePass and North Carolina Families Accessing Services through Technology (NC FAST), a new integrated eligibility and case management system, were developed using Curam software.

Key benefit programs


Other benefit programs

Crisis intervention program; emergency assistance; food and nutrition services

Key technological components

Online screener/benefits calculator

Other key components

None known

Target population

General low-income population

Geographic reach


State/s (abbreviation)


Locality (cities or counties)


Selected sources of information

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