Elder Advocacy


The Alaska Legal Services Corporation Elder Law Project is a legal assistance program for Alaska residents who are at least 60 years of age. Each year our attorneys help hundreds of seniors and their caregivers in Alaskan communities.

The Project provides legal assistance and advice, community education, representation in court and administrative hearings, referrals, and training on legal issues. Alaskans over the age of 60 are usually provided assistance without regard to income, although a priority is placed on providing assistance to seniors in social or economic need.

If you are in a hospital or a nursing home, or if you are homebound for medical reasons, home visits may be arranged.  ALSC will try to provide information and referrals for legal problems that we cannot directly provide aid for.  We do not handle personal injury cases, or other cases for money damages.


ALSC may be able to help clients with the following problems:

  • Income Maintenance including the Alaska Senior Assistance Program, Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Adult Public Assistance and Food Stamps.
  • Housing issues including landlord/tenant disputes, public housing, assisted living, and nursing homes.
  • Health Care issues involving Medicaid, Medicare, Long-Term Care, and the Personal Care Assistance (PCA) program.
  • Advance Directives such as power of attorney, living wills, and testamentary wills.
  • Consumer Issues including debt collection, predatory lending, deceptive business practices, and utility cutoffs.


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