What We Do
The Legal Hotline
Legal Counsel for the Elderly’s Legal Hotline provides free legal advice, assistance, and referrals to:
- All D.C. residents 60 years of age or older;
- D.C. residents 55 years of age or older with Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability issues;
- District of Columbia D.C. home adaptation program, “Safe at Home.”
LCE provides a variety of opportunities for volunteers to engage in fulfilling work helping those who are less fortunate to obtain and maintain their income, housing, health care and independence making a substantial difference in our clients’ lives. Programs include: Senior Medicare Patrol, Long-Term Care Ombudsman, and the Pro-Bono Project.
Legal Counsel for the Elderly champions the dignity and rights of Washington, D.C.'s elderly by providing free legal services to those in need – empowering, defending and protecting low-income seniors. Help us continue to help them.
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LCE's staff and volunteers assist more than 6,000 elders each year with monetary benefits totaling over $16 million. More than 800 LCE volunteers, interns and fellows contribute more than 20,000 hours of pro bono service annually.