AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly

Delivers essential services to Washington, D.C. seniors, 60 and older, providing free legal and social work services to those in need, empowering, defending and protecting. Attorneys represent seniors facing foreclosures, evictions, and consumer fraud. LCE handles Medicaid and Social Security cases, provides benefits checkups to assure that seniors and Veterans are receiving the benefits they are due, prepares Wills and Powers of Attorney, and educates elders in ways to avoid Medicare and Medicaid fraud. LCE also accommodates homebound seniors by providing legal services in their homes
(202) 434 - 2190    - AARP Long-Term Care Helpline

Active Intake Project

The Active Intake Project (AIP) is an innovative legal services delivery program, which brings legal services directly to the neighborhoods where D.C. seniors live. The AIP is part of AARP Legal Co...
(202) 434-2099    - AARP Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)
Service Category: Care Money Legal

Alternatives to Landlord/Tenant Court Project

LCE’s Alternatives to Landlord/Tenant Court Project (Alternatives Project) combines social work, legal and volunteer coordination to help prevent eviction of D.C. elders. Legal Assistance We Provide...
(202) 434-2099    - AARP Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)
  • 601 E St NW Washington DC 20049
Service Category: Legal Housing

Consumer Fraud and Financial Abuse Unit

With the twin goals of protecting clients’ homes and their sources of income, the Consumer Fraud and Financial Abuse Unit provides direct representation to LCE clients on a range of issues, including:...
(202) 434-2099    - AARP Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)
  • 601 E St NW Washington DC 20049
Service Category: Legal Money

D.C. Schedule H Property Tax Credit

Legal Counsel for the Elderly assists low-income seniors who do not need to file a complete tax return with filing for the D.C. Schedule H property tax credit. Eligibility for the Property Tax Credit...
(202) 434-2099    - AARP Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)
  • 601 E St NW Washington DC 20049
Service Category: Legal Money
Service Eligibility: DC Resident Seniors (55+)

Homebound Elderly Project (Project HELP)

Project HELP provides critically important legal assistance and advocacy to some of the most vulnerable seniors living in our community. These older neighbors are unable to play an active role in soci...
(202) 434-2099    - AARP Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)
  • 601 E St NW Washington DC 20049
Service Category: Care Money Legal
Service Eligibility: Homebound

Legal Hotline

Legal Counsel for the Elderly’s Legal Hotline provides free legal advice, assistance, and referrals to: All D.C. residents 60 years of age or older D.C. residents 55 years of age or older with Social...
(202) 434-2099    - AARP Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)
  • 601 E St NW Washington DC 20049
Service Category: Care Money Legal

Office of the D.C. Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

The Office of the D.C. Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (DCLTCOP) is an important part of Legal Counsel for the Elderly. DCLTCOP is an advocate and resource for persons who reside in long-term care fa...
(202) 434-2190    - AARP Long-Term Care Helpline
  • 601 E St NW Washington DC 20049
Service Category: Legal
Service Eligibility: Seniors (55+)

Pro Bono Project

The Pro Bono Project enables Legal Counsel for the Elderly to provide comprehensive legal services to low-income, older people by recruiting attorneys who willingly contribute their valuable time to p...
(202) 434-2099    - AARP Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)
  • 601 E St NW Washington DC 20049
Service Category: Care Money Legal

Public Benefits & General Services Unit

The Public Benefits and General Services Unit (PBGS) ensures that seniors receive the income, benefits, and services to which they are entitled that enable them to live independently in the community....
(202) 434-2099    - AARP Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)
  • 601 E St NW Washington DC 20049
Service Category: Legal Care
Service Eligibility: Seniors (55+)

Self-Help Office (SHO)

LCE’s Self Help Office (SHO) empowers seniors through advocacy and community partnerships. A legal associate and volunteers provide direct assistance, helping more than 300 seniors each year. Services...
(202) 434-2094    - AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly's Self Help Office phone line
  • 601 E St NW Washington DC 20049
Service Category: Care Money Legal
601 E Street NW Washington, DC 20004
601 E St NW Washington DC 20049