Legal Services for the Elderly (LSE)


Free legal help for Maine's residents age 60 and older is available from Legal Services for the Elderly (LSE). Call the helpline 1-800-750-5353. More information is on the web at www.mainelse.org.

LSE is a non-profit supported by grants from the U.S. Administration on Aging, State of Maine, Maine's Agencies on Aging, the United Way, the Maine Bar Foundation and donations from private attorneys, clients and others. Since 1974, LSE has helped thousands of Maine seniors with issues like these:
  • A friend or relative is hurting, threatening, or taking advantage of you.
  • Someone is trying to get guardianship over you.
  • You are the victim of a scam.
  • Bill collectors are bothering you.
  • You may lose your home or be evicted.
  • You have been denied MaineCare (Medicaid) benefits or drugs under Medicare Part D.
  • You want to know how to plan ahead in case somethin g happens to you.
  • You have a problem with Social Security.
  • You are worried you'll lose your house if you go to a nursing home.
  • You were pressured into signing a loan you can't afford to pay.