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This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about Consumer Issues for Seniors in Pennsylvania.

  • SeniorLAW Helpline - 877 PA SR LAW (1-877-727-7529)

    The statewide toll-free SeniorLAW Helpline - 877 PA SR LAW (877-727-7529) - provides free legal advice, information and referrals by telephone for all Pennsylvania seniors 60 and over. Read More

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    SeniorLAW Center
  • Area Agencies on Aging

    Your local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is the front door for aging services in your community. Your AAA is staffed with skilled workers who can provide information about services and also assist in obtaining access to those services. Use this finder to locate the specific Area Agency on Aging that covers your county. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Aging
  • Preventing Financial Exploitation: What Every Senior Needs to Know

    Information on ways in which senior citizens are being financially exploited and ways in which seniors can avoid becoming victims. Specifically covered are abuse of power of attorney; joint bank account problems; deed transfers; and credit card fraud. Content Detail

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    SeniorLAW Center
  • Protecting Yourself From Financial Exploitation

    Information from the SeniorLAW Center (Philadelphia) on how to prevent financial exploitation. [PDF] Content Detail

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    SeniorLAW Center (Philadelphia)
  • Scams Targeting Senior Citizens in Pennsylvania (Video)

    Three-part excerpt from Northwestern Legal Services' "Access to Justice" cable access television show broadcast on Erie Cablevision (Channel 2) in Erie, PA. June 28, 2007 Host: Robert Oakley, Esq., NWLS Director Guests: Linda J. Williams, Esq., Chief Deputy Attorney General of PA and John Tokarczyk, Senior Supervisory Agent, PA Bureau of Consumer Protection Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Rights and Resources for Consumers of All Ages

    Reference guide for all consumers regarding how to avoid scams and frauds. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
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    Spanish / Español
  • Aging Safely - Legal Support of Older Adults

    Aging Safely is a website developed with support from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), Pro Bono Net and the Center for Elder Law & Justice. The website created and expand two online tools to enable innovative partnership and outreach models to help better identify, respond to and remedy elder abuse and financial exploitation: (1) The Legal Risk Detector, a web-based screening and referral app designed for use by social workers, nurses and other professionals in aging; and (2) Online forms, powered by LawHelp Interactive, to help victims of abuse and exploitation access legal remedies available to them. Content Detail

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    Aging Safely
  • A Guide for Seniors and Their Families: Issues on Aging

    Consumer Legal Information Pamphlet from the Pennsylvania Bar Association [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • A Guide to Legal Issues for Pennsylvania Senior Citizens [PDF]

    The handbook from the Pennsylvania Bar Association provides valuable information on legal issues and questions that concern Pennsylvania's senior citizens and the persons and organizations that care for them. (2016-2017) [PDF Format, 83 pages] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Automobile Resources

    Consumer law resources relating to automobiles. Content Detail

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    PALawHELP.org
  • Bankruptcy Resources

    Consumer law resources relating to bankruptcy. Content Detail

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    PALawHELP.org
  • Benefits and Rights for Older Pennsylvanians

    This booklet provides information about aging services available across the commonwealth. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Aging
  • Beware of Living Trust Scams

    Consumer Advisory from the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General on scams related to the establishment of living trusts. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
  • Brochures for Older Consumers

    Listing of information brochures on a number of topics for seniors from the National Consumer Law Center. Content Detail

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    National Consumer Law Center
  • Consumer Law Forms from Aging Safely

    Aging Safely has developed a set of three consumer law forms that can be used as standalone letters or work together as a package to help older adults who have been victims of financial exploitation or identify theft: (1) Letter to a creditor to request debt forgiveness when a bill is owed; (2) Letter to a creditor to dispute a charge from a bank or company; and (3) Letter to a credit bureau to dispute an item on a credit report. Read More

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    Aging Safely
  • Consumer Protection

    Information for consumers from the SeniorLAW Center. [PDF] Content Detail

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    SeniorLAW Center