Legal Counsel for the Elderly
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Cómo obtener ayuda
Legal Counsel for the Elderly's hotline / legal advice line serves as their intake mechanism for most matters. If you need legal help, please call the hotline / legal advice line. Please do not visit LCE’s office without an appointment.
Founded in 1975, Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE) champions the dignity and rights of vulnerable Washington, D.C. seniors, 60 and older, providing free legal and social work services to those in need — empowering, defending and protecting. Attorneys represent seniors facing foreclosures, evictions, and consumer fraud. LCE handles Medicaid and Social Security cases, provides benefits checkups to assure that seniors and Veterans are receiving the benefits they are due, prepares Wills and Powers of Attorney, and educates elders in ways to avoid Medicare and Medicaid fraud. LCE also accommodates homebound seniors by providing legal services in their homes. LCE houses the office of the D.C. Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, which advocates on behalf of seniors in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and those receiving home health care. If you are seeking legal help, please contact the Legal Hotline at (202) 434-2120. Please do not visit the LCE office without an appointment.
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A Quién Servimos
|Cirumstances e idiomas en los que se proporcionan intérpretes||
Interpreters are provided as needed.
|Pautas de Ingresos||
Income guidelines only apply in cases where LCE provides full legal representation. Your family's income should be at or below 200% of the poverty level, and asset limits also apply. The income and asset guidelines do not apply for other services, such as the Self-Help Offices, the Long-Term Care Ombudsman, and power of attorney seminars. Calls to the hotline for legal assistance, advice and referrals are free.
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|Restricciones de elegibilidad||
Must be a D.C. Resident, 60+ and meet income eligibility requirements. For Social Security and disability matters, you must be 55.
Tipo de ayuda
|Este grupo proporciona los siguientes tipos de servicios basados en sus necesidades legales y sus recursos:||
|Descripción de los Servicios||
Full legal representation for civil cases only.