Government Benefits

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


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 – 1:30 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

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…

Emergency SNAP

The extra food stamp (FNS/SNAP) payment, officially called Emergency Allotments, will end in February 2023. Starting in March, you will only get your regular food stamp payment loaded to your…

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