Legal Assistance

The Department of Aging contracts with a local legal services provider to offer Frederick County citizens 60 and older legal advice as well as representation when necessary. This service is funded through the Older Americans Act.

Community Education
Our legal services provider can offer community education as well as outreach to homebound individuals and those in long-term care facilities. Also available is advice about elder law issues and legal rights. Some legal problems for which you can receive help include:
  • Consumer complaints
  • Debt collection
  • Evictions
  • Food stamps
  • Foreclosures
  • Garnishments
  • Health insurance
  • Medical assistance
  • Medicare
  • Social Security
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)