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SeniorLAW  For Milwaukee County Residents

What is SeniorLAW?
SeniorLAW is a program which gives free benefits assistance to Milwaukee County residents 60 years and older. The program is made up of Benefit Specialists who provide information and assistance and attorneys who provide representation in appropriate court cases. 
Our services are free of charge. People who are helped by SeniorLAW may make donations towards the cost of their service. All donated funds will bc used to help the program grow. No one will be turned away or given less help simply because he or she cannot make a donation. 
Who should ask for help
from SeniorLAW?
Milwaukee County residents over 60 who
  • want to know more about their public benefits
  • have been denied a benefit that they think they are entitled to receive
  • have benefits which have been lowered or stopped
  • have legal issues involving elder rights, consumer scams, or housing.
What can SeniorLAW help you with?
SeniorLAW can help you if you are having problems with your public benefits such as Medicare, Medical Assistance, Long Term Care, Social Security, SSI, Food Stamps, Subsidized Housing, or Homestead Credit. 
If you have applied for benefit and have been denied, or if your benefits have been cut off or reduced, the staff at SeniorLAW can talk to you about your case and represent you where appropriate. 
SeniorLAW can also provide you information about benefit programs, confusing health care papers, power of attorney forms, and changes in the laws that might affect you.  We may be able to represent you in court in some cases involving guardianship, elder rights, housing, and consumer scams. There are some cases that SeniorLAW cannot handle. These cases include: criminal, traffic, wills, probate, estate planning, malpractice, personal injury, and cases where attorneys could collect a fee from the opposing party. 
How can I contact SeniorLAW?
You can contact SeniorLAW by telephone or visit our office in person. SeniorLAW staff will make home visits for homebound persons. 
When you contact SeniorLAW, you will talk with a Benefit Specialist. A Benefit Specialist is a person trained to advocate for senior-citizens in public benefit areas. Benefit Specialists are trained and supervised by attorneys. The attorneys may handle your case if it needs to go to court. 

Current Intake Hours

Walk-in at 230 W. Wells Street, Room 800
Tuesday 9:00 a.m.-- 12:00 p.m. 
Friday 1:00 -- 4:00 p.m.

Telephone at 414-278-1222
Monday 9:00 -- 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday 1:00 -- 3:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 -- 11:00 a.m.
Friday 9:00 -- 11:00 a.m.

SeniorLAW is a program of
Legal Action of Wisconsin, Inc.,
dedicated to serving Milwaukee County residents 60 and over.
Important! The information on this website is not intended as legal advice or representation.  No attorney-client relationship is created between SeniorLAW / Legal Action of Wisconsin and any person obtaining information from this website.  Public benefits laws change frequently.  We strive to keep this website up to date but cannot provide a guarantee that this information is accurate as of the time you are reading it.
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