CLA's Elder Unit provides legal services in all cases handled for persons 60 years old and older, including housing cases; SSI and Social Security disability cases and other Social Security issues; issues involving access to healthcare benefits including Medicare; nursing home rights; SNAP (food stamps) and other benefits; family law, including physical abuse; and financial exploitation.
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To be eligible for free legal assistance from CLA, generally you must:
- Be low-income, or aged 60 or older;
- Live in central or western Massachusetts;
- Have a civil (non-criminal) legal issue relating to one of the areas of law listed on the left.