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About Case Consultation

The Case Consultation Request Tool gives professionals and advocates in the field of law and aging access to intensive and tailored advice in legal subject matter areas that impact older persons. (A full listing of legal subject matters is included below.)
Case consultation is available to professionals and advocates in law and aging, including:

  • Title III-B legal assistance providers
  • Legal Services Corporation (LSC) providers
  • State Legal Assistance Developers
  • Elder law and consumer law attorneys in the public and private sectors
  • Members of the judiciary
  • Aging services staff of Area Agencies on Aging, ADRCs, and State Units on Aging
  • Professionals and advocates within organizations serving older persons
  • Long-term care ombudsman staff

If you are an individual in need of legal assistance – and not a legal or aging professional -- please check a legal services provider in your area .

A case consultation request may go to one of three participating programs: The National Senior Citizens Law Center, The National Consumer Law Center or the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging. In order to provide the most appropriate assistance, in some instances your case consultation request may be routed to and discussed with another trusted organization. Please do not include any client names or client identifying information with your request.

Lawyers and aging professionals can request assistance for a broad array of legal subject matters, including:

  • Medicare (including Medicare Part D)
  • Medicaid (including the financing of home and community based care)
  • Long term care in institutional or home and community based settings
  • Social Security (including SSI and SSDI)
  • Other healthcare benefits
  • Consumer fraud/scams
  • Mortgage fraud and predatory lending
  • Debt collection harassment
  • Financial exploitation of vulnerable elders
  • Abuse and neglect of vulnerable elders
  • Guardianship (including the defense of guardianship)
  • Housing (including defense against foreclosures or evictions)
  • Pension benefits
  • Insurance benefits
  • Age discrimination
  • Energy and utilities issues
  • Older Americans Act services
  • Other issues affecting older Americans