Government Benefits

Find resources to answer questions and resolve issues with Social Security benefits, Medicaid, Medicare, food stamps and more.

About

We represent people in cases involving denial, termination, reduction or overpayment of benefits in many federal and state programs, including food stamps, Medicaid and Medicare, Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Supplemental Security Disability Income (SSDI), veterans’ benefits and more.

We also handle cases involving nursing home and assisted-living discharges, state-funded mental health services, child-care subsidies and other services from the N.C. Department of Social Services (for example: non-Medicaid transportation).

Legal Aid NC Helpline

Toll-Free: 1 (866) 219-LANC (5262)

8:30 AM – 4:00 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.

Social Security Disability Clinic

Attend our free Social Security Disability Clinic to learn about the types of adult Social Security Disability benefits, how to qualify, the application process, and what you will need to…

For a complete list of resources, visit Government Benefits – All Resources.

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