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Legal Counsel for the Elderly
601 E St. NW 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20049
lce@aarp.org

Main Number: 202-434-2120
Legal Hotline: 202-434-2170
Long Term Care Ombudsman: 202-434-2190
Senior Medicare Patrol: 202-434-2099

Legal Counsel for the Elderly

Types of Cases LCE Handles

LCE handles cases for Washington, D.C. residents who are age 60 and older. We also handle Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability cases for D.C. residents age 55 and older. LCE handles most types of civil (not criminal) legal matters using staff attorneys, attorneys in private practice who volunteer their time, and specially trained nonattorney volunteers. Where we cannot help directly, we refer clients to someone who can.

Some of the areas that we most commonly handle include:

  • Foreclosures
  • Landlord/tenant issues
  • Social Security and SSI denials
  • Terminations and overpayments
  • Guardianships
  • Home repair fraud
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Wills
  • Powers of attorney
  • Prevention of tax sales of people's homes
  • We give priority to vulnerable older persons who are most in need.

    Contact LCE at (202) 434-2120 or (202) 434-2170.

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