North Carolina Resources

This page has information specific to this state, including contact information for federal and state agencies, and some key information about laws and consumer protections.

To find financial assistance resources, please visit CancerFinances.org.

Click here for information about laws specific to North Carolina.


Disability Insurance

Federal Disability Insurance (SSDI & SSI)
Social Security Administration

Find your local SSA office

More Disability Resources


How to File Bankruptcy in North Carolina for Free

Filing bankruptcy can be an effective way to eliminate medical bills and credit card debt among other kinds of erasable debts.


Federal Fair Employment Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Reasonable Accommodations
Job Accommodation Network

Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage & Hour Division

State Fair Employment Agency
North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings, Civil Rights Division

Vocational Rehabilitation
North Carolina Health & Human Services, Vocational Rehabilitation Services

More Employment Resources

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Agency
North Carolina Employment Security Commission

Agency: North Carolina Department of Commerce Division of Employment Security

Information and filing available here. Step-by-step instructions on filing can be found here. Information on filing weekly certifications for benefits can be found here. Informational videos on how to apply can be found here and here. Click here to see the current weekly benefit amount and the maximum length of benefits. Payment is available via a debit card or direct deposit. Most claimants will be required to make at least three job search contacts per week and maintain a record of job search activities in order to maintain eligibility. Most likely, the claimant will need to register with the NCWorks job service. A work search record form will be provided to the claimant. Frequently asked questions are answered here. Customer service can be reached at 888-737-0259.

Updates related to North Carolina unemployment benefits and Covid-19

State Clinical Trials Law

The ACA requires that most, non-grandfathered, group health plans provide coverage for the routine costs when participating in clinical trials. Some states have more consumer protections. Click here for more information about clinical trials.

N.C.G.S §58-3-255 – The statute applies to health insurance plans and state employees’ comprehensive major medical plan.  The law requires these entities to cover medically necessary costs of health care services associated with covered clinical trials.  The statute emphasizes that non-FDA approved drugs (i.e., investigational drugs) will not be covered by the mandate.

Covered clinical trials include Phases I, II, III and IV studies designed to evaluate new treatments and drugs for life-threatening illnesses.  The tx and drugs being evaluated must be preferable to non-investigational alternatives.  Furthermore, clinical and pre-clinical data must exist to show the efficacy of the experimental treatment.  The trials must involve by centered or cooperative groups funded by one of the following: (1) NIH, (2)U.S. F.D.A., (3) CDC, (4) the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, (5) U.S. Dept. of Defense, or (6) U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs.  Moreover, the insurer itself may cover clinical trials sponsored by the entities.  For coverage, the insured participants must meet protocol requirements and provide informed consent. (Updated 7/2011)

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