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Legal Assistance - Mercer County

Agency: Central Jersey Legal Services
Service Description:

Free legal services/legal counseling in some civil matters to low-income people who are financially eligible.

Central Jersey Legal Services most often provides assistance with:

- Housing Problems
* Eviction, foreclosure, rent collection, and tenant repair issues
* Section 8 and other public housing problems
* Housing discrimination

- Family Matters
* Help for victims of domestic violence
* Divorce, child custody, and support/visitation

- Consumer Problems
* Bankruptcy, collections, annd credit access
* Utility billing/shut-offs
* Unfair sales practices and consumer fraud

- Public Benefits and Employment
* Benefits such as TANF, GA, SSI/SSD, and Food Stamps
* Unemployment and pay or benefits withholding.

- Health & Education
* Medicaid/Medicare, Charity Care, private insurance, and access to health care.
* Prescription drug coverage
* Residency

- Senior Citizens
* Powers of attorney, wills, and guardianships
* Nursing homes and other health care issues

Fees:

None

Eligibility:

Open to low income individuals in Mercer County who are financially eligible. Income must fall within 150% - 175% of Federal Poverty level, depending on the type of legal problem. Please call for more information.

Application Instructions:

Applications for legal help are accepted on behalf of low income people with civil legal problems. Please call to schedule an appointment/interview or walk in the office for services.

Required Documents:

  • proof of income eligibility
  • Last Update: April 11, 2017

    Mapit
    Address:

    198 W State St

    Trenton, NJ 08608

    Web Address:

    http://www.lsnj.org/cjls/

    Areas Served:

    Mercer County

    Business Hours:

    Mon - Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Telephones: types, numbers and hours
    Type Number Details
    Main Phone (609) 695-6249 Mercer County Office
    Fax (609) 392-7952

    Email: cjls@lsnj.org

    Features:

    Languages other than English

  • French
  • Greek
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Translator Services
  • Payment/Funding

  • Free
  • Referral Required

  • No referral required