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Free legal help available for Cass County seniors

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 in Cass County.

The funds will be used to provide legal advice, counseling and representation in court and administrative hearings, all at no cost.

Anyone age 60 or older living in Cass County can get help with legal problems involving Medicare, Social Security, eviction or other housing problems, public benefits, family law issues, 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 1-888-360-2889 for help scheduling an appointment.

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