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Elder Rights

Maryland Legal Aid is committed to protecting and advancing the rights of older adults.  Maryland Legal Aid serves people over age 60 in all areas of legal practice. We provide a range of services from advice to full representation at hearings.  In many counties, these services have special funding through the local Area Agencies on Aging and the Older Americans Act. Many older adults contact us about:

  • Debt collection
  • Eviction
  • Foreclosure
  • Social Security and SSI
  • Medicaid
  • Long-term care
  • Nursing home discharge questions

Maryland Legal Aid also makes educational presentations to groups and attends outreach fairs targeted at older adults. Topics covered include:

  • Advance directives
  • Consumer scams
  • Public benefits
  • How to find legal help

If your group is looking for a speaker, call your local Maryland Legal Aid office.

Get Help:

If you are a Maryland resident 60 years or older, and you need legal help, please call the Senior Legal Helpline, 866-635-2948 (866-MD LAW 4 U).  You can also call or visit the office nearest you.

Click here for a list of office locations and phone numbers or you can apply for services online.

More Information:

Maryland Legal Aid’s brochures are to be used for general information only and are not intended to provide specific legal advice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the material presented in the brochures. To understand how the law applies to your individual circumstances, however, you should seek legal counsel. In addition, please check our contact page for the most up-to-date list of Maryland Legal Aid office locations and telephone numbers.