Eligibility for low income persons changes each year and depends on family size, household income and the assets available to the household. LSNM intake staff will ask for information to assess this eligibility before a potential client receives any advice from an attorney. We will determine eligibility, on a case by case basis, according to our program policies and the requirements of our funding sources.
The majority of our legal services are available for persons who are at or slightly over the Federal poverty levels. In general, we are able to help persons with a total household income at or below 125% of the Federal poverty level. In some eligibility circumstances, we are able to help persons with a total household income up to 187.5% of the Federal poverty level if they have other qualifying circumstances.
Service to seniors is not restricted based upon financial eligibility, however priority is given to those who are vulnerable and low income.