The Elder Law Program (ELP) of Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. provides limited legal assistance to Delawareans aged 60 years or older. The services provided by ELP are free of charge. The Elder Law Program webpage describes the types of cases that ELP may handle.
We hope that the information provided below is useful to you. However, when confronted with a legal problem it is always wise to consult with an attorney. The information provided below is not intended nor should it be used as a substitute. Disclaimer
Who Is eligible? Anyone who is age 60 or older. There are no financial eligibility requirements for the Elder Law Program.
How do I apply? Visit the CLASI office nearest you or call the office in your county. The receptionist will ask you for intake information. This is required by our funding sources before we can serve you. Intake is generally handled during the first week of the month, except in emergency cases. If you are eligible for services, and you have a legal problem that we handle, your information will be given to a member of our legal staff who will review it and contact you.
What problems are handled by the elder law program?
- Powers of Attorney and Advance Health Care Directives (formerly known as Living Wills);
- Consumer problems such as debt collection and home repair cases;
- Housing problems such as evictions;
- Benefits issues such as Medicaid and Social Security.
Note: The Elder Law Program does not do simple wills.
The Elder Law Program also conducts community legal education workshops for older people about some of the legal problems that occur with advancing age.
The Elder Law Program is a service partially funded under the Older Americans Act through the Delaware Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities.