Tennessee Senior Law Alliance
Legal Aid of East Tennessee wants to share with you news about an exciting new program that enables us to provide legal advice and representation AT NO COST to qualifying senior citizens.
Legal Aid may provide FREE legal services about the following:
- Accessing public benefits and healthcare (Social Security, food stamps, Medicare, Medicaid/TennCare, CHOICES, QITs/Miller Trusts, etc.)
- Completing simple estate planning activities (wills, advance directives/living wills, powers of attorney, conservatorships, probate issues, etc.)
- Maintaining safe and secure housing (landlord-tenant issues, evictions, etc.)
- Navigating consumer issues (debt collection, predatory lending, scams, identity theft, etc.)
- Escaping elder abuse and financial exploitationA senior may qualify for our services if:
- They are 60 or older,
- They are a citizen or legal resident of the United States,
- They live in one of the 26 counties listed below, and
- They have a legal problem in one of the areas listed above
EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATIONS AND LEGAL CLINICS:
In addition to providing on-going legal services to qualifying seniors, we also provide free educational presentations and legal clinics at different senior centers and locations throughout our service area. Anyone is welcome to attend the educational presentations, including family members of seniors.
Bledsoe, Bradley, Blount, Carter, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hamilton, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Loudon, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Polk, Rhea, Sequatchie, Sevier, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington counties
This project is funded through a grant awarded by the Davidson County Chancery Court, Part III, from the SeniorTrust/ElderTrust settlement (Case No. 11-1548-III) and through a contract administered by the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability.