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Why a Legal Helpline for Missouri Seniors’ Seniors Legal Helpline and Their Caregivers? To equip seniors to: • Plan for the future • Make good decisions • Maintain independence • Prevent problems A phoneline and website for seniors to access for information and Alternate forms of this publication for • Avoid becoming victimized persons with disabilities may be obtained assistance on legal issues by contacting the Missouri Department of The Helpline cannot help with: Health and Senior Services at 573-526-3246. Hearing- and speech-impaired citizens can 1-800-235-5503 toll-free dial 711. or • Criminal cases www.moaging.com/legalhelp AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE • Fee-generating cases ACTION EMPLOYER Services provided on a nondiscriminatory • Imprisoned persons basis • Municipal or traffic cases February 2011 Seniors Navigating the Legal System 2 ways to get legal information Helping seniors and their caregivers with: 1. Call: 1-800-235-5503 toll-free Enter your home zip code to connect to your • Power of Attorney and Durable Power of Attorney local Area Agency on Aging. • Guardianship and Conservatorship • Living Wills and Advance Directives 2. Go to: www.moaging.com/legalhelp • Wills, Trusts and Joint Tenancy For links, pamphlets and brochures on: • Benefits • Financial Exploitation • Consumer Issues • Employment • Mediation • Financial Planning • Health Insurance • Obtaining Public Benefits Such as • Housing Social Security and Medicare • Protection • Rights • Civil Legal Issues • Tax Assistance • Services and Other Information • Definitions of Common Legal Terms The helpline is a service of the Department of Health and Senior Services and Missouri’s Area Agencies on Aging.
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