PLS obtains and protects public benefits for people with low-incomes who live right here in Western North Carolina, including:

  • SNAP (Food Stamps) and WorkFirst denials, calculations, overpayments and sanctions
  • SSI and Social Security disability benefits, terminations, overpayments and garnishments
  • Medicare and Medicaid and other disability or health care benefits
  • VA benefits
  • Unemployment benefits
  • Childcare vouchers


Know Your Employment Rights During Covid-19

Learn more about the Disability Access Program for those with serious disabilities.

Learn more about the SOAR Program, assisting people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness with SSI and SSDI benefits.

Do You Need Help?

Apply online  for services or call PLS at (828) 253-0406 or toll-free at (800) 489-6144.