Seniors

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Call (239) 775-4555 for assistance

Legal Aid’s Senior Law Unit provides legal advice and representation to Collier County residents who are 60* years of age or older. While there are no specific financial eligibility requirements, the project targets its services to those with the greatest economic and social need. Legal Aid Service of Collier County receives assistance from Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc. as grantee of the area agency on aging for Southwest Florida.

*(Some clients age 55 or older may be eligible for certain services under this Project)

Senior Services Offered:

  • Food Stamps
  • SSI and Social Security
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Managed Care and Long Term Care Issues
  • Landlord Tenant Disputes
  • Public/Subsidized Housing
  • Eviction Defense
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Access to Assisted Living or Nursing Home Care
  • Informing seniors and their family members as to their legal rights
  • Prevention of economic crimes and the exploitation of seniors

 

A component of Legal Aid’s Senior Law Unit is the Grey Light Elder Law Project (‘Grey Light’).

The Grey Light Project serves critical health related legal needs of eligible local seniors (particularly vulnerable senior women) in Collier County by securing medical care, long term care, and the prevention of ‘elder exploitation’ through the proposed Gray Light Senior Health and Support Services Legal Project (‘the Project’).

The Grey Light Project provides free legal services to low income seniors to meet a wide range of healthcare and housing needs.

The Project provides direct and high impact free legal services, include representation to secure or obtain:

  • Medical benefits
  • Long Term Care
  • Access to Assisted Living or Nursing Home Care
  • Medicaid waivers to receive in home medical care
  • Informing seniors and their family members as to their legal rights
  • Prevention of economic crimes and the exploitation of vulnerable senior women

 

Funding for this Senior Law Unit is provided in part through the Community Foundation of Collier County.