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The Ohio Department of Aging

Ohio Department of Aging Legal Assistance

Legal Advice and Referral

Skilled professionals are available to help older adults with personal a range of legal issues, including:

  • Consumer concerns
  • Domestic issues
  • Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care
  • Food Stamps
  • Guardianship
  • Living wills
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Power of Attorney
  • Public utilities
  • Social Security
  • Tenant/landlord issues
  • Wills
  • Other public benefits
  • Other legal issues

Contact your area agency on aging for the availability of legal help in your neighborhood. For limited legal advice or referral to an elder law Attorney, contact PRO Seniors, Inc. at 1-800-488-6070. The Office of the State Long-term Care Ombudsman also may be able to answer fundamental questions about legal rights and services. Call that office at 1-800-282-1206.

Related Information

Advance Directives
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Medicare Balance Billing
The Ohio Department of Health protects people with Medicare from being billed for amounts beyond those approved by Medicare.

AARP Legal Services Network
AARP members get reduced or flat rates and free consultations from elder law attorneys.

Ohio State Legal Services Association
The OSLSA answers helps Ohioans with limited incomes to find legal aid providers.

ElderLawAnswers
This resource provides information about issues facing seniors and supports a network of elder law attorneys.

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
NAELA offers tips and a directory for finding an elder law attorney.

Ohio State Bar Association
OSBA offers a wealth of resources, programs and tools for the public to understand and get the most out of an attorney.