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Legal Services

Legal Services for the Elderly provides professional consultation and representation on various legal issues.

Types of Legal Services Provided

In addition to public and consumer education services about various legal subjects, other assistance offered by Legal Services for the Elderly includes:

  • Consultation and advice
  • Attorney representation before courts and administrative agencies
  • Litigation including appeals to higher courts
  • Information, legal research, and advocacy in conjunction with other services in such areas including domiciliary and nursing home care, patient’s rights, and pending State and Federal legislation

Types of Legal Problems Addressed

Legal Services for the Elderly provides assistance with civil legal problems including:

  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Social Security and Benefits
  • Medicare, Medicaid, and Related Health Insurance
  • Sales Contracts
  • Credit Purchases
  • Home Improvement Contracts
  • Debtor Problems
  • Bankruptcy
  • Landlord and Tenant Actions
  • Property Rights
  • Support
  • Custody and Adoption
  • Non-contested Divorce
  • Guardianship Defense
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Wills
  • Healthcare Directive

Legal Problems Not Represented

The Legal Services for the Elderly Program does not provide representation in the following types of cases:

  1. Any criminal or quasi-criminal matter
  2. Fee-generating cases, such as those where attorney’s fees are ordinarily taken from the sum of money which the lawyer collects in a lawsuit on behalf of the client (these would include personal injury claims, property damage, etc.)
  3. Out-of-state actions
  4. Other types of legal problems involving a special degree of expertise such as tax or complex trusts
  5. Actions in which the potential recovery to the client does not justify the use of Agency resources


Individuals 60 and older who reside in Fayette, Greene or Washington County are eligible.

For more information or to request services

For more information regarding the Legal Services Program, contact the Legal Services for the Elderly Office nearest you or contact our office toll-free at 1-888-300-2704.

Greene County

93 East High Street, B Level

Fayette County

137 North Beeson Avenue, Suite 107
Uniontown PA 15401

Washington County

305 Chamber Plaza
Charleroi, PA 15022

150 West Beau Street, Suite 216
Washington PA 15301