MidPenn Legal Services - Blair

MidPenn Legal Services - Blair


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Data Provided By
United Way of Lancaster County
General Information
Description of ServiceProvides free legal services to low income individuals in civil matters. Services include legal advice, negotiations and representation before agencies and courts.

Handled through advice, brief service and/or representation in court:
- Representation of plaintiffs in protection from abuse cases
- Custody (defendants when other party has legal representation and child snatch cases); pro se assistance for parents wishing to file for custody
- Simple Divorce (pro se assistance only)
- Welfare: Medical Assistance and Food Stamps denials, terminations, over payments and reductions
- SSDI/Supplemental Security Income: Denials, terminations and over payments; assistance with initial applications for homeless persons
- Unemployment Compensation denials and overpayments
- Housing: Illegal lockouts and landlord utility shut-offs, public housing/Section 8 eviction hearings, poor housing conditions and evictions, mortgage foreclosure
- Sheriff's Sales: To prevent loss of personal property or house
- Guardianship for incapacitated adults over the age of 60. POA and advanced directives for individuals over the age of 60

Other matters handled through Volunteer Attorney Program (Pro Bono Project) include:
- Consumer problems
- School expulsions or IEP hearings
- Driver's License suspension appeal hearings

See MidPenn Legal Services file for brochures on the following subjects:
Government Benefits
Social Security
Medicare
Public/Subsidized Housing
SSI
Utility Bills/Shut-Offs
Bankruptcy
Mobile Home Parks
Divorce Law
Student Records
District Justices
Canceling Contracts
Repossessions
Expulsions
Debt Collection Practices
Right to an Education
Food Stamps
Eviction
Protection from Abuse
Child Custody & Visitation
Buying or Repairing a Car
LocationBlair
Geographical AreaBlair
Intake ProcedureTelephone and walk-in. Contact the Coordinated Intake Unit at 800-326-9177.
Intake RequirementsAll relevant paperwork
 
Client Information
Target PopulationLow-Income
Languages SpokenEnglish/Spanish; Other languages available upon request
EligibilityServes individuals and families that have a gross income of not more than 125% of the federal poverty level, except for victims of domestic violence who are assisted without regard to income
 
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesNone
Fee AmountsNone
Wait ListNone
 
Availability
Hours of Operation Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm; Coordinated Intake Unit: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 3:30pm
Contact Information
 
Contact's Name Brent Frank
Contact's Position Regional Manager
Contact's Phone 800-326-9177
Contact's Email bfrank@midpenn.org
Physical Site Address 1 171 Lakemont Park Boulevard
Physical Site City, State, Zip Altoona, PA 16022
Main Phone 800-326-9177
Other Phone 814-943-8139
Fax 814-944-2640
Web Address www.midpenn.org
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: MidPenn Legal Services
Affiliated Program: MidPenn Legal Services - Blair
This Service: MidPenn Legal Services - Blair
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Child Custody/Visitation Assistance (FT-3000.1500)
Consumer Law (FT-1070)
Criminal Record Expungement Assistance (FT-2800.1500)
Domestic/Family Violence Legal Services (FT-3000.1750)
Eviction Prevention Legal Assistance (FT-4500.1800)
General Legal Aid (FT-3200)
Public/Subsidized Housing Appeals Assistance (FT-1000.6700)
Tenant Rights Information/Counseling (FT-4500.8550)
Unemployment Insurance Benefits Assistance (FT-1000.8900)
Welfare Rights Assistance (FT-1000.9500)