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.
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.