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Legal Assistance

The Older Pennsylvanians Legal Assistance Program provides access to free legal services for older adults including counsel, advice, and representation in a case.  The program can help with legal matters relating to: 

    • Abuse
    • Age discrimination
    • Guardianship defense
    • Healthcare
    • Housing
    • Long-Term care
    • Medicaid
    • Medicare
    • Nutrition
    • Social Security
    • Utilities

Eligibility

The program is open to Pennsylvania residents age 60 and older with a specific focus on older adults with the greatest economic and/or social needs.

Fees

There is no charge for the legal services provided through the program, however, voluntary contributions are always welcomed.

Getting Started

To get started and find out more about the Older Pennsylvanians Legal Assistance Program and the services that best meet your needs contact us by:

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Your Local Area Agency on Aging
Locate the AAA serving your local area using the Area Agency on Aging Locator.
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By Phone
Contact the Pennsylvania Department of Aging at 717-783-1550.
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By Email
Contact the Legal Assistance Developer at PaLAD@pa.gov.


Additional Legal Assistance 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.