The mission of the Yancey County Department of Social Services is to respectfully assist families and individuals by helping them maintain, and/or enhance their quality of life; to prevent abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable people in the community.

Income Maintenance Programs

Among Social Services’ income maintenance programs are the Work First program, food and nutrition program, low income energy assistance program, Medicaid program and special assistance for adults.

Service Programs

Among the service programs, Social Services administers adoptions, adult care home case management, adult services, case management, community alternatives program for disabled adults, adult rest homes, general assistance, guardianship, placement services for adults and children, protective services for adults and children, representative payee, services for the blind, medical transportation and clerical support.


There is a new way to get Medicaid Health Care


NC Medicaid Beneficiary Flyer

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Attention Medicaid Beneficiaries 

Notice of Your Rights

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. Please read the notice below for further information

Notice of Your Rights Under Hawkins v. Cohen - English Version

Notice of Your Rights Under Hawkins v. Cohen - Spanish Version

Our Location

 Our offices are located in the Yancey County Courthouse on the Burnsville Town Square

Yancey County Government
110 Town Square
Burnsville, NC 28714