Elder Law

The Legal Aid Society’s Elder Law project provides a wide-range of legal services to New York City’s low-income aged residents. The primary focus is on eviction prevention, government benefits (Social Security benefits, Medicaid, Medicare, Food Stamps, Section 8, and Senior Citizens Rent Increase Exemptions), advance planning, and consumer law matters. Participating lawyers have the opportunity to conduct client interviews, draft legal pleadings and memoranda, engage in administrative advocacy, conduct negotiations, prepare witnesses, and represent clients at hearings.