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Legal Hotline for Older Iowans

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The Legal Hotline for Older Iowans, part of Iowa Legal Aid, can provide you with legal help for non-criminal matters. There are several legal areas that you can get help with, including:

  • Consumer Law: Get help with bankruptcy, debt collection, tax issues, and identity theft.
  • Elder Law: Get help creating a living will, which can document your wishes if you have an illness or injury that prevents you from making sound health or financial choices. You can also get information on your rights to long-term care or assisted living.
  • Family Law: Get help with divorce, child support, an order of protection, or grandparent rights.
  • Housing Law: Get help with housing or homeownership issues such as foreclosure, eviction, repairs, and landlord-tenant disagreements.
  • Public Benefits Law: Get help with applying for and recieiving public benefits such as Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare, veteran’s benefits, and unemployment compensation.

How do I get help?

To find out if you can get legal services, call 800-992-8161 or 992-8161 if you are in Des Moines.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible?

Get Help from a Benefits Enrollment Center

Start Enrollment or Ask Questions

A Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC) can offer you personal, one-on-one assistance as you navigate program eligibility and look to apply. With support from the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the BEC can help you apply for an enroll in all of the benefits you may be missing out on.

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Toll-Free: 1-800-794-6559

Website: support@benefitscheckup.org

Get Help from a Benefits Enrollment Center

Start Enrollment or Ask Questions

A Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC) can offer you personal, one-on-one assistance as you navigate program eligibility and look to apply. With support from the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the BEC can help you apply for an enroll in all of the benefits you may be missing out on.

Green Path

Toll-Free: 1-800-794-6559

Website: support@benefitscheckup.org

See What Key Benefits Programs You May Qualify For

BenefitsCheckUp can help you assess whether you can get help from programs before you apply. Answer questions anonymously to find out if you may be eligible for key benefits programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicare Savings Programs, Medicaid, Medicare Part D Low Income Subsidy (LIS) - Extra Help, among others.