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Hurricane Matthew Disaster Legal Services Hotline

1-800-662-7407, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, M-F

The North Carolina Bar Association is partnering with the American Bar Association, FEMA and Legal Aid of North Carolina to operate a Disaster Legal Services Hotline for those impacted by Hurricane Matthew in

Anson, Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chatham, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Jones, Johnston, Lee, Lenoir, Martin, Moore, Nash, Northampton, Onslow, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Wake, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson.

This toll-free legal aid hotline allows callers to request the assistance of a lawyer in a variety of legal issues, including:

  • Assistance with securing FEMA and other benefits available to disaster survivors
  • Assistance with life, medical and property insurance claims
  • Help with home repair contracts and contractors
  • Replacement of wills and other important legal documents destroyed in the disaster
  • Assisting in consumer protection matters, remedies and procedures
  • Counseling on mortgage-foreclosure problems
  • Counseling on landlord/tenant problems

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Southern Coalition for Social Justice: Clean Slate Registration and Self-Assessment

Anyone with a North Carolina criminal record is invited to apply for Southern Coalition for Social Justice’s Clean Slate services using their online registration and self-assessment tool.  Read More. 

Stateside Legal: How to File a VA Claim for Disability Compensation

If you are just beginning to learn about VA disability benefits, you may want to watch this video first. It provides a good introduction and some of the basics of filing a claim. Read More.

Find NC Help

If you are a veteran in need of legal services, there are many organizations that can provide help.  NCVetsLegal provides information about legal services available to assist veterans and their families with various legal issues including: benefits, general civil legal issues, children’s issues, criminal issues, and more.  Read More.