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The St. Cloud office of Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid received a grant of Older Americans Act funds from the Central Minnesota Council on Aging to provide legal services for seniors residing in Crow Wing 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 according to a news release.

Those 60 years or older and residing in Crow Wing County 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, including domestic abuse and income maintenance; nursing home problems, home care services, powers of attorney, health care directives and debt collection. No help is provided for criminal matters, wills, estate planning or real estate transactions.

Seniors can call the St. Cloud office of Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid toll free at 888-360-2889 for help scheduling an appointment by phone, virtually or in person. There are also legal kiosks available to meet virtually in Brainerd and Pine River. Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid can also bring the Justice Bus to an area to meet with individuals.

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



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