Maryland Senior Legal Helpline

Call the Maryland Senior Legal Helpline at: (410) 951-7750 or 1-800-896-4213 ext. 7750 (in Maryland, outside of Baltimore City)

WHAT IS IT?

The Senior Legal Helpline is a free telephone service for persons living in Maryland aged 60 years or older. 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

When you call the Senior Helpline, you may talk to a lawyer for legal advice, brief legal services, or for a referral to another lawyer or to an appropriate public or private agency.

The types of legal services we provide most often involve:

Public benefits                         Medicare                                 Medical assistance

Long term care                       Access to health care              Third-party decision making

Neglect                                   Exploitation                             Landlord/Tenant

Home ownership                     Utilities                                    Consumer problems

We do not provide services in:

Criminal cases                         "Fee-generating" cases            Traffic court cases

HOW DOES IT HELP?

The Helpline supplements the work of the Title III-B legal services programs by offering additional opportunities for legal assistance for seniors who ordinarily do not have ready access to a lawyer. By providing these services over the telephone, seniors may get some help for their legal problems without having to leave home. The Helpline will also coordinate existing sources of assistance to help resolve the legal problems of older people.

WHEN CAN I CALL?

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Telephone translation is available for speakers of over 170 languages.

TTY Users, call the Maryland Relay at 7-1-1.

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