Legal Aid NC to offer free remote disaster recovery info sessions

Legal Aid NC to offer free remote disaster recovery information sessions on Aug. 25 and 26

As residents of Eastern North Carolina prepare for the current hurricane season, many are finding that an important part of this process is continuing to recover from previous storms. On August 25 and 26, Legal Aid of North Carolina is hosting free remote information sessions to discuss the recovery funds available to Hurricane Florence survivors, and how Legal Aid can help with some legal issues, such as duplication of benefits and FEMA recoupments, that may appear during the recovery process for those applying for assistance.

“The information sessions are a great opportunity for North Carolinians to learn more about how Legal Aid can help with the recovery process following a natural disaster,” said Lesley Albritton, managing attorney of Legal Aid’s Disaster Relief Project. “Legal Aid may be able to assist North Carolinians during the application process or, if needed, by filing an appeal after a decision is issued. Those with questions about our services are encouraged to attend an information session or call our helpline number.” 

As Florence survivors seek assistance from multiple sources during their recovery process, survivors may encounter issues with duplication of benefits or FEMA requesting money to be repaid, known as FEMA recoupment. These information sessions will go over how Legal Aid may be able to help prevent these situations from happening or may be able to help if it has already occurred during the recovery process. 

The information sessions can be accessed through the call-in numbers listed below, or by registering to view them as a video webinar at legalaidnc.org/disasterinfo. Advanced registration is not required.

The presenters will answer general questions at the end of the presentation. Those with specific questions should call the Legal Aid helpline at 866-219-5262 or visit legalaidnc.org/apply to learn about eligibility for Legal Aid’s services and to get assistance.  

The two information sessions will cover the same content. Those that are interested can choose a day and time that is convenient for them:   

 

August 25 at 12 p.m.  

Sign up to view as a webinar at legalaidnc.org/disasterinfo

Call-in number: (312) 626-6799 

Meeting ID: 819 0918 6407 

Participant ID: "#" 

  

August 26 at 6 p.m.  

Sign up to view as a webinar at legalaidnc.org/disasterinfo

Call-in number: (312) 626-6799 

Meeting ID: 854 6807 5396 

Participant ID: "#" 

  

More information about the information sessions and Legal Aid NC’s other disaster relief work can be found at legalaidnc.org/disaster.  

About 

Legal Aid NC is a statewide, nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income people in order to ensure equal access to justice and to remove legal barriers to economic opportunity. The Disaster Relief Project provides legal assistance and education to survivors of natural disasters in North Carolina, seeking to provide relief to clients in the days, weeks, months and years that it takes to recover. Legal Aid NC also supports community economic development and long-term recovery in disaster-impacted communities. 

Media Contact 

Hannah Lebowitz, Public Relations Officer, 704-526-9449, hannahl@legalaidnc.org