The Alaska Legal Services Corporation Elder Law Project is a legal aid program for Alaska residents who are at least 60 years of age. Attorneys help hundreds of seniors and their caregivers in Alaskan communities each year.
The Elder Law Project provides legal assistance and advice, representation in court and administrative hearings, and referrals. ALSC attorneys also provide community education and training on legal issues through legal clinics and outreach. If you are over the age of 60, we may be able to provide assistance without regard to income. However, a priority is placed on providing assistance to seniors in social or economic need.
We can arrange home visits if you are in a hospital or a nursing home, or if you are home bound for medical reasons. Additionally, 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.
Elder Legal Issues
ALSC may be able to help clients through the Elder Law Project 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.