Legal Services for the Elderly provides persons age 60 and over with free legal advice regarding health care, health insurance, Medicare (including Part D), MaineCare (Medicaid), Social Security and other public benefits, pension and retirement benefits, powers of attorney, consumer matters including creditor and bankruptcy problems, physical and financial abuse, guardianship defense and other issues.
If you are a Maine senior who needs legal help, call our Helpline at 1-800-750-5353. The Helpline is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
When you call, you will talk to our intake paralegal. Our paralegal will ask you for some basic information about yourself and your legal problem.
One of our Helpline attorneys will call you back. If it is not an emergency, you will typically get a call back within three to five working days. It's very helpful to be ready with any important papers and other information when the lawyer calls.
Mission Statement: Since 1974, Legal Services for the Elderly has been helping Maine seniors protect their rights to live independently and with dignity. Legal Services for the Elderly's mission is to provide free, high quality legal services to Maine's socially and economically needy elderly aged 60 and over. While many people recognize income as a barrier to obtaining necessary legal help, many seniors with social needs also face barriers to getting assistance. Social needs include needs caused by non-economic factors such as physical and mental disabilities, language barriers, and cultural, social or geographic isolation.