North Carolina financial assistance programs for new parents having children fall short of what other states may offer. Tar Heels do not enjoy paid family leave benefits.
People must purchase private disability coverage in advance of their need. However, this does not address the care of sick family members or when fathers want to bond with his newborn baby.
NC does not extend the length or expand eligibility for legal job protections while taking time away from work. It relies on the federal FMLA regulations.
Low-income households can find help to pay for nutrition and healthcare via several federal entitlements administered by the State.