Who We Serve
Legal Aid provides free legal assistance to individuals and families who have little or no income. Legal Aid can help you regardless of your immigration status. We also can help you regardless of any disability you may have. We also can help people who speak a language other than English.
You do not have to live in the District of Columbia to get help from Legal Aid. But, we can only help with cases or legal problems that take place in the District. If your case or legal problem is outside of the District, or if we cannot assist you for any other reason, we may be able to refer you to another organization that may be able to help you.
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What We Do
Legal Aid attorneys may be able to assist you with the following types of cases or legal problems:
Domestic Violence/Family Law
Public Benefits Law
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF or Welfare)
Social Security Insurance (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
Interim Disability Assistance (IDA)
Medicare Part D
POWER, LIHEAP, EPD Waivers, other public benefits
Legal Aid may also be able to help you with a case on appeal in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals or another appellate court.
How to Apply for Help
If you need legal help, please come to one of our office locations for an initial interview during our intake hours. We generally meet with people on a first-come, first-served basis, so you may have to wait to meet with someone. Please bring with you all of the documents and paperwork you have relating to your case or legal problem. If you have a disability that prevents you from coming to one of our offices, please call (202) 628-1161, and we will make reasonable arrangements to accommodate you.