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Who Is Eligible for Free Legal Services?

People eligible for free legal services at Legal Aid of Western Michigan are Low Income persons and Seniors (persons over 60 years of age). 

Eligibility for Low Income persons depends on family size, household income and assets available to the household.  Before a person can talk with an attorney, LAWM will ask for this information and determine eligilibity according to our program policies and the requirements of our funding sources. 

   Services are targeted for persons who are at or slightly over the Federal poverty levels.  Families who receive government benefits or work at lower wage jobs are most likely to be eligible for services.

Eligibility for Seniors is not limited based on income or assets. 

   Services are targeted at the most economically disadvantaged and socially isolated; in particular, services for Seniors are intended to help them maintain independence in their own homes if possible.

Eligibility for certain non-citizens and incarcerated persons is also restricted by our funders.

Legal Aid of Western Michigan provides services to eligible clients based on the factors above and not on the basis of Race, sex, religion, or national origin.

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