The legal advocacy program provides seniors residing in Orange County with free counseling, referrals, and representation in administrative and civil cases. The program helps with:
Government Benefits: Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Health: Medicare, Medi-Cal, HMO’s, and Nursing Home Issues
Housing: Landlord-Tenant, Eviction Defense and Mobile Home and Board and Care Issues
Consumer Problems: Contracts and Debt Collection Defense
Elder Abuse: Financial and Personal
Advice and referrals are also made in areas such as bankruptcy, small claims, wills, powers of attorney, conversatorships, personal injury, workers compensation, family law, and real estate. These legal assistance services are provided primarily through individual, one-on-one consultation. Paralegals, under the direction of an attorney, provide this service at various locations, including senior centers.
For more information about the Senior Citizen Legal Advocacy Program, please call the Office on Aging at:
* If you are calling from outside of Orange County, California,or from a cellular phone.