Legal Assistance

Legal services are available for older adults and individuals with disabilities living in Maryland.

You can get help with legal issues such as those related to:

  • Income and public benefits
  • Housing
  • Guardianship
  • Long-term services and supports
  • Health care
  • Protection from abuse or neglect
  • Utilities

You can begin by understanding legal terms and issues. The People's Law Library (PLL) is a legal information and self-help website maintained by the Maryland State Law Library.

Related Links

  • Maryland Legal Aid provides a full range of FREE civil legal services to financially qualified Marylanders and people over 60 from 12 offices and 3 District Court Self-Help Centers around the state.
  • Maryland Disability Law Center (MDLC) provides free legal services to Marylanders of any age with all types of disabilities (developmental, intellectual, psychiatric, physical, sensory, learning, traumatic brain injury), who live in facilities, in the community or who are homeless.
  • Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Service provides civil legal assistance to Marylanders with limited income at low or no cost.
  • Senior Legal Assistance provides access to legal advice, counseling and representation to older Marylanders as well as legal support to local Ombudsmen, Health Insurance Counselors and Public Guardianship managers.
  • Sixty Plus Legal Program helps with preparation of simple wills, advance directives, and deeds for seniors with low and moderate incomes and the Medical Assistance Long Term Care Representation Program (representation of individuals improperly denied nursing home Medicaid coverage).

For more in-depth assistance, contact your local MAP office directly or call the statewide toll-free number (1-844-627-5465).

Maryland Access Point (MAP) staff are available to help you explore your options to meet your current needs or create a plan for the future.