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Welcome to the Georgia Legal Services Program. We hope we can help you solve your legal problem. Look below to see if you qualify for aid. If you do, please call our central intake number: 1-800-498-9469

 

Nothing on this page is an offer of or guarantee of service from Georgia Legal Services Program.

Income limits

Our program serves Georgians with low incomes, senior citizens, and people with disabilities. Below are the GROSS MONTHLY* income limits for eligibility:

Single individual: $1,915
Couple: $2,585
Family of three: $3,255
Family of four: $3,925
Family of five: $4,595
For each additional family member, add $670.00
*Gross income is total income before taxes, not take-home pay.

There also is a resource limit for eligibility for GLSP services. It is $10,000 for each family with $3,000 additional for each household member. Excluded is the family’s principal residence; one vehicle for each adult in the household; assets used in producing Income; and assets in a qualified tax-deferred account such as an IRA, 401(k), or 403(b) account.

There are no income limits for senior citizens, although we are not able to accept every case, even for seniors.

GLSP attorneys may be able to help with the following:

Domestic Violence: protective orders, elder abuse, child custody, child support, housing, obtaining or maintaining public benefits, and schooling for children.

Benefits: TANF, food stamps, unemployment benefits, Medicaid and Medicare.

Access to Health Care: eligibility for Medicaid or Medicare; establishment of Miller Trusts for nursing home residents, receipt of necessary services, and access to affordable prescription drugs.

Housing: mortgage foreclosures on your home (in certain offices), evictions from and/or admission to public or subsidized housing, Section 8 vouchers, home repair scams, nursing home evictions.

Consumer: predatory lending, title pawns, and payday loans; garnishments and improper debt collection (primarily for seniors).

Education: including discipline actions and admissions problems.

Senior Citizens: GLSP attorneys can help with access to income and health care benefits and prevention of loss of housing, including nursing home residence. GLSP lawyers also can do advance directives, simple wills and probate where necessary to preserve the family home. Home repair fraud cases, guardianship issues and abusive collection practices against seniors also form the basis for many GLSP cases.

Persons with disabilities:  discrimination; access to and protection of public benefits; advanced directives for persons with terminal illnesses

Farmworkers: claims for wages and retaliatory failure to hire or unlawful firing cases.  Conditions related to employment, including housing, health, and safety.

Click to download the PDF of the Summary of Case Acceptance Criteria (To be updated)

Types of cases GLSP does not handle

Georgia Legal Services DOES NOT take criminal cases. GLSP also DOES NOT take divorce cases except in rare instances. GLSP also DOES NOT take insurance payment recovery cases, or cases where the client seeks to recover money damages.
Click to download the PDF of the No Intake or Screening List

other resources

If you are not eligible for help from a GLSP attorney, you may find the information you are looking for by going to the www.georgialegalaid.org website. There you will find in-depth information on a wide variety of legal issues, along with forms and other documents you may be able to file on your own.

Nothing on this page is an offer of or guarantee of service from Georgia Legal Services Program.

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