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PLS Releases a Benefits Guide

Even in normal times, it can be very difficult to get public benefits. Now, more people are applying for services, and the state has not hired enough staff to make sure that things go smoothly. Pisgah Legal has prepared a…

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Unemployment Extension Application

Apply for Unemployment Benefits Extension Beginning May 22 Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation program is available for people who have exhausted state unemployment benefits   RALEIGH — Beginning Friday, May 22, North Carolinians who have exhausted their state unemployment insurance benefits can apply…

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Struggling to Pay Rent During Covid-19

Half of Asheville households are renters, and amidst the massive layoffs and economic insecurity, people don’t know how they are going to make their rent. Pisgah Legal Managing Attorney, Robin Merrell was quoted in an @AshevilleCitizenTimes article stating that she…

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Informational Videos and FAQs During Covid-19

Pisgah Legal has produced videos from staff and volunteer attorneys on topics including housing, domestic violence, immigration, unemployment benefits, stimulus payments and heath insurance options. Housing and Immigration videos are available in Spanish. Soon we will upload the Safety From…

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PLS Executive Director, Jim Barrett, calls on decisive action in response to COVID 19

Executive directors Ken Schorr, of Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, and Jim Barrett, of Pisgah Legal Services, are calling on swift, decisive action from the North Carolina Legislature in response to COVID-19: Expand Medicaid Improve Access to our state’s Unemployment Insurance program Restore…

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A Video Message From COO, Jackie Kiger

Pisgah Legal’s COO, Jackie Kiger, explains how Pisgah Legal is continuing to provide services during the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, more than ever, vital services around housing, healthcare, safety from abuse and income are needed. We have created content to inform…

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