We help our clients gain and retain safe employment, and secure the wages and benefits they are entitled to
- Unemployment: We help our clients receive the unemployment compensation they deserve.
- Wage Theft: We help our clients collect the wages that are owed to them.
- Other: We help clients fight the denial or loss of occupational licenses.
Applications for unemployment benefits are submitted online through the website for the North Carolina Division of Employment Security (DES). The statement in the following video that applications for unemployment benefits can be made at a local DES office is no longer correct. Unemployment benefits claims can last from 12 to 20 weeks, depending on the current level of unemployment in the State of North Carolina. The statement in the video that an unemployment benefits claim is for 13 weeks is not correct.
Legal Aid NC Helpline
Toll-Free: 1 (866) 219-LANC (5262)
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Monday – Friday
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Monday & Thursday
Apply for free help with civil (non-criminal) legal issues. Those 60 and older should call the Senior Helpline.
We provide free legal help to low-income North Carolinians in civil cases involving basic human needs like safety, shelter, income and more.