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

    In some 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 (persons over age 60), veterans, persons with federal tax issues, and persons with mortgage issues even if their income exceeds our normal eligibility criteria.

    INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES – Effective January 2020
    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)

If Legal Aid of Western Michigan is not able to represent you, or for further information and self-help tools to assist with your legal issue, visit MichiganLegalHelp.org


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Legal Aid of Western Michigan

  • Grand Rapids

    (Kent, Ionia, Mecosta & Montcalm)

    25 Division Ave S, Ste 300
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503

  • Kalamazoo

    (Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph & Van Buren)

    201 W Kalamazoo Ave, Ste 427
    Kalamazoo, MI 49007

  • Holland

    (Allegan & Ottawa)

    636 Hastings Ave
    Holland, MI 49423

  • Muskegon

    (Lake, Mason, Muskegon,
    Newaygo, Oceana & Osceola)

    450 Morris Ave, Ste 104
    Muskegon, MI 49440

  • St. Joseph


    901 Port St
    St. Joseph, MI 49085