The Legal Assistance Program provides no cost legal assistance in non-fee generating cases as well as non-criminal matters for people 60 years or older. Legal assistance can be provided to:

  • Access public benefits including Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, veterans benefits and unemployment compensation.
  • Draft advance directives and designate surrogate decision makers if needed.
  • Get help with issues related to guardianship or who are the subject of guardianship actions.
  • Access available housing options.
  • Help older individuals who face foreclosure or eviction proceedings.
  • Gain access to the full benefit of appropriate long-term care private financing options.
  • Maintain long-term financial solvency and economic security.
  • Ensure elder rights protections transferring from long-term care facilities to home.
  • Help those who have experienced elder abuse, including consumer fraud and financial exploitation.

Here are a few of our Legal Guides, which are one of the many resources provided by M4A:

Book 1 – Longterm Care

Book 2 -Authority Issues

Book 3 -Dementia Friendly

Book 4 -loved one dies