Legal Assistance for the Elderly
The senior seeking assistance must contact and retain the legal services attorney for consultation. The attorney will review the senior’s problem or issues to determine whether the problem presented is a type case Legal Assistance for the Elderly can handle under its state-mandated guidelines - i.e. state-determined priorities (such as Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, SSI, and financial exploitation), non-fee generating case, ample expertise to handle the issues involved, no conflict of interest, etc. If the case is determined to be one of these, Legal Assistance for the Elderly can handle. It will take steps necessary, including litigation, to somehow resolve the client’s situation.
Location for Services
Legal Assistance for the Elderly conducts telephone or in-person intake for its services. The in-person intake is conducted at senior centers, office on aging/senior nutrition sites, etc. On occasion, a home visit can be made.
Number of Persons Served
In the (15) counties, typically 600+ seniors are served each year.
Source of Funding
Federal funds are made available through the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability.
Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Loudon, Morgan, Monroe, Roane, Scott, Sevier and Union.
For More Information Please Contact: Lynette Edwards at (865) 691-2551 ext. 4212 or by E-mail at LEdwards@ethra.org.