What legal services are available to seniors?
  • Sixty-Plus Legal Program - Seniors 60+ may qualify for low cost legal services to include small estate management, deed changes, advance directives / living wills, powers of attorney, and wills. Contact the Office on Aging at 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170 for a current list of participating attorneys. *, **
  • Office on Aging - A contract between the Office on Aging and the Legal Aid Bureau Inc. allows seniors 60+ to receive legal assistance at the three senior sites in Calvert County. Topics addressed include consumer issues, landlord / tenant disputes, advance directives, obtaining health insurance and other public benefits and Social Security / SSI benefits. Call 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170 to schedule an appointment.** 
  • Maryland Senior Legal Hotline - Seniors 60+ have access to free legal information via telephone. The number to call is 1-800-999-8904. Hotline hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Telephonic translation is available in 140 different languages.**
  • Nursing Home Program - Free legal assistance is available to nursing home residents statewide. Family members and friends may also request assistance on behalf of the residents. The following concerns may be addressed: abuse / neglect, residents rights, discharges / transfers, Medicare / Medicaid eligibility, and admission contracts. The contact number is 1-800-367-7563.**
  • Assisted Living Project - By meeting the financial eligibility requirements, certain residents of assisted living facilities are entitled to free legal assistance. Issues addressed include residents rights, admission contracts, billing disputes, and understanding the regulations. Call 800-367-7563 for more information.**

* In association with the Maryland State Bar Association’s Elder Law Section. ** In association with the Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.

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