LSE Helpline assists residents age 60 and older

Legal Services for the Elderly (LSE) provides free legal services to socially and economically needy Maine residents age 60 and older. LSE a nonprofit organization that has been helping older Mainers since 1974. Their services are free and confidential.
All calls for legal assistance come through LSE's Helpline, which can be reached statewide at the following toll-free number:  1-800-750-5353.
Eligible callers (those who are 60 or older and Maine residents) can speak to a Helpline Attorney. 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, anyone who is Medicare eligible 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.
MHCA has worked with LSE on a variety of issues in the past and are pleased to share this resource with members. For more information on a variety of legal issues please see our online Elder Rights Handbook at
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