Legal Aid Society: Brooklyn Office for the Aging
Who We Are
The Legal Aid Society's Brooklyn Office for the Aging provides free civil legal service to Brooklyn resident aged 60 and over on a wide range of matters with an emphasis on eviction prevention, maximization of government benefits, and urgent consumer law issues.
How to Get Help
At this time, The Legal Aid Society is offering remote services. Call this location directly via (718) 645-3111 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, or reach us via our Main Number (212) 577-3300 or Helpline (888) 663-6680, staffed Mon-Fri 10am-3pm.
Intake for new cases is by telephone (NOT by Walk-In), generally on the 2nd & 4th Mondays of each month beginning at 10 am and continuing until all available slots are filled.
Have all the papers about your legal problem and information about your income on hand when you call.
Who We Serve
- Kings (Brooklyn) County
- Language(s) Spoken
- Amharic / አማርኛ
- Creole / Kreyòl
- Italian / Italiano
- Russian / Pусский
- Spanish / Español
- Circumstances and languages in which interpreters are provided
Can provide interpreters for all languages.
- Income Guidelines
Services are provided to individuals aged 60 and over in Brooklyn without regard to income. The office does consider income and resource issues in making priority decisions.
- Is this organization accessible by wheelchair?
- Does this organization provide access for the hearing impaired?
- Eligibility Restrictions
For help, you must be: a senior (60 years or older)
This program does not serve: under 21 years old
Type of Help
- This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
- Full Legal Representation
- Brief Advice
- Description of Services
We handle various types of consumer matters but not bankruptcy.
If you are facing issues with Medicare Part D or prescription drug coverage, this organization can help if: you have been told your medication is not covered by your Medicare prescription drug plan; you want help getting your Medicare prescription plan to cover your prescription or to appeal your plan?s decision not to cover a drug; you want Medicaid to pay for a drug that your Medicare drug plan doesn't cover; you have been able to get only part of your prescription filled; or you are having any other problems getting your medications through Medicare Part D.
- Emergency Instructions
What is an Emergency? Clients facing immediate eviction or termination of essential government benefits.
Call 718-645-3111 and speak with the Attorney-in-Charge.