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​Replacing lost government benefits due to a disaster

​If you have lost government benefits due to a major disaster, then you may be able to have them replaced.

The food stamp program has a special replacement program that may be activated during a disaster to replace lost food.

Most other government benefits do not need to be replaced because they are issued electronically by direct deposit to bank accounts or to payment cards. However, the cards themselves may be lost or destroyed so replacement cards may need to be issued.

If you have questions about lost Social Security or Supplemental Security Income benefits, call the Social Security Administration at: 1-800-772-1213.

If you have questions about lost unemployment compensation benefits, call the North Carolina Division of Economic Security at: 1-866-795-8877.

If you have questions about lost Veterans benefits, call the Veterans Administration at: 1-800-827-1000.