Income Eligibility

In general, we are able to help persons with a total household income at or below 125% of the Federal poverty level. 

In some eligibility circumstances, we are able to help persons with a total household income up to 200% of the Federal poverty level if they have other qualifying expenses.

Sometimes we receive special grant funding that allows us to offer legal help to clients with incomes above 200% of the federal poverty level but who still are unable to hire legal counsel. Currently we are able to help senior citizens (person over age 60), veterans, persons with federal tax issues, and persons with mortgage issues even if their income exceeds our normal eligibility criteria In general, we are able to help persons with a total household income at or below 125% of the Federal poverty level.

LAWM Annual Income Eligibility Guidelines

Asset Eligibility

To be eligible, an applicant cannot have more than $15,000 in countable assets.

Examples of countable assets include ordinary bank accounts, recreational vehicles and rental properties. Assets such as the home you live in, retirement accounts and household items are not countable assets.

Due to funding restrictions, we are not able to help:

  • Incarcerated persons
  • Certain non-citizens (except for matters involving
    domestic abuse)

Contact us to find out if you are eligible for our services.