Legal

Get help with your legal rights 

Call the Senior LinkAge Line® A One Stop Shop for Minnesota Seniors at 1-800-333-2433 for referral to someone who can help with your legal questions.

General Help - Becoming a U.S. Citizen - Elder AbuseConsumer FraudPlanning for the FutureLegal Services Providers - Planning for Incapacity

  • "I don't have the money to pay for my housing, and I just got an eviction notice.  What do I do?
  • "Am I eligible for Medicare?"
  • "I think there's a problem with my pension. How do I clear it up?"

Legal issues for seniors can be very confusing, so the Minnesota Board on Aging partners with the Area Agencies on Aging to support a statewide legal services network for seniors.

Legal services providers in Minnesota provide one-on-one consultation for the elderly plus brochures and other information that will assist elders or their families.

Contact the Senior LinkAge Line at 1-800-333-2433 for referral to the legal services organization nearest you.

Legal issues you may face could include:

  • Seeking benefits through public programs providing health care such as Medicare and Medical Assistance.
  • Seeking your income benefits through Social Security.
  • Preparing to maintain your independence as you age and need long-term care through privately purchased long-term care insurance.
  • Protecting your personal autonomy by using estate planning tools and health care directives.
  • Protecting your employment rights by getting educated about age and disability discrimination laws.
  • Planning for retirement throughout life by developing a "life-cycle plan."
  • Becoming educated about yourpension rights and other "replacement" income that can support you.

The Minnesota Board on Aging has a number of excellent resources available and can suggest additional places for you to go for answers.

General help

Questions about becoming a U.S. Citizen? 

Do you have questions about Elder Abuse?

Are you concerned about Consumer Fraud?

Need to Plan for Your Future?

  • Own Your Future is an initiative between the MN Department of Human Services and the federal Department of Health and Human Services to help Minnesotans plan for future long-term care needs.

Need to find an attorney or legal aid provider?

Planning ahead for incapacity?