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.
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)
Supplemental Security Income (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.
Referral information for other organizations
If you need assistance with a legal matter outside of Legal Aid’s practice areas, please visit our Referral Information page.