Legal Services for Maine Elders

Legal Services for the Elderly recently changed its name to Legal Services for Maine Elders (LSE) to better reflect its mission and values and to shift cultural perceptions of older adults.  LSE has been providing free and confidential legal services to socially and economically needy Maine residents age 60 and older since 1974.

Eligible callers can speak to a Helpline Attorney by calling 1-800-750-5353. LSE attorneys provide information, advice, and possible legal representation on a wide variety of civil legal problems including elder abuse and protection orders, housing issues including eviction and foreclosure, consumer debt, public assistance benefits, guardianship, Medicare/MaineCare, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Advance Directives, and health care coverage disputes.

If LSE can't help, callers are offered referrals to private attorneys, sometimes at reduced rates.  In addition, people of any age who have Medicare or are eligible for Medicare can call for help with questions on eligibility, coverage, billing issues, Coordination of Benefits, Marketplace/Medicare issues and other health insurance related issues, as well as obtaining needed prescription drugs under Medicare Part D. 

For more information on a variety of legal issues, please see the online Elder Rights Handbook or visit their website at
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