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Legal Assistance

Pennsylvania’s Legal Assistance Program is available at no charge to residents age 60 and over who need help with legal matters relating to:

    • Age discrimination
    • Healthcare
    • Utilities
    • Abuse
    • Guardianship defense
    • Social Security
    • Medicaid
    • Medicare
Offered through your local Area Agency on Aging, the legal assistance program offers a full range of legal services including counsel, advice, and representation in a case. Though this program is offered to all Pennsylvanians age 60 and older, there is a focus on serving individuals living with a disability, low-income minorities, non-English speaking residents, and individuals who are racially, ethnically, or geographically isolated.

For more information about the legal assistance program, use the Area Agency on Aging Locator and contact the AAA serving your local county.


Additional Resources

Pennsylvania's SeniorLAW Helpline 1-877-PA SR LAW (1-877-727-7529)The Pennsylvania SeniorLAW Helpline is a toll-free, state-wide, legal information, advice and referral service for Pennsylvanian's age 60 years and older.  The helpline is administered by the SeniorLAW Center in Philadelphia. For more information, visit www.seniorlawcenter.org or email helpline@seniorlawcenter.org

PA Legal Aid - PA Legal Aid is a state-wide network of independent legal programs that provide legal assistance to low-income individuals and families.

PALawHelp.orgPALawHelp.org is a self-guided online resource that can help you understand your legal rights, the law, and the courts as well as locate legal forms or programs providing legal assistance in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania's SeniorLAW Helpline, PA Legal Aid, and PALawHelp.org are external resources operated outside of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging.  For any questions regarding these resources please contact the program directly.  

Disclaimer: The Pennsylvania Department of Aging cannot provide legal advice. Specific questions about any of the above areas of law should be directed to an attorney.