The Senior Legal Assistance Program provides access to legal advice, counseling and representation to older Marylanders as well as legal support to local Ombudsmen, Health Insurance Counselors and Public Guardianship managers. Area Agencies on Aging contract with local attorneys and law centers to provide services. Priority is given to issues involving income maintenance, nutrition, public/disability benefits, health care, protective services, abuse, housing, utilities, consumer protection, employment, age discrimination/civil rights, and advocacy for institutionalized persons.
Eligible residents are those who are 60 years of age or a caregiver of such person. There is no cost for legal assistance with priority issues. Preference is given to older persons with the greatest economic or social need.