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Legal services available for Cass County seniors

The St. Cloud office of Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid has received 2019 Older Americans Act funds from the Central Minnesota Council on Aging to provide legal services for seniors residing in Cass County.

The funds will be used to provide legal advice, counseling and representation in court and administrative hearings. There is no cost for these services.

If you are 60 years or older and reside in Cass County, you can get help with legal problems involving Medicare; Social Security; eviction or other housing problems; public benefits such as medical assistance, food support and fuel assistance; family law issues involving domestic abuse or income maintenance; nursing home problems; powers of attorney; health care directives; and debt collection.

No help is provided for criminal matters, wills, estate planning or real estate transactions.

Seniors residing in Cass County can call the Longville Food Shelf at 218-363-3949; Cass County Health, Human & Veterans Services at 218-947-7530; or the St. Cloud office of Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid toll free at 1-888-360-2889 to schedule an appointment to meet with a representative from Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid in Longville or Walker.

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid accepts contributions for the legal services, but contributions are not required to receive legal help.