Legal Help

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Borough-based providers help older New Yorkers get legal help.

Legal services are free for older adults without access to other public or private legal aid. The Department for the Aging partners with providers in each borough to help with legal issues that involve public benefits, long-term care, consumer, and landlord-tenant issues.

Find a legal help or call Aging Connect at 212-244-6469 for more information.

Assigned Counsel Project

New Yorkers age 60 and older who are at risk of being evicted  from their homes may be eligible for free legal help and social services from the Assigned Counsel Project, a joint initiative of the New York City Department for the Aging and the Civil Court of the City of New York.

If you believe you qualify, visit the help center at the courthouse or ask the judge in charge of your case.