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We accept a variety of cases, however, our highest priority is defending the rights of seniors who are living in discomfort, don’t have access to quality healthcare, experiencing social integration, discrimination or harm or misuse to their person or property. In order to be eligible, you must be 60 years of age and older and reside in Santa Cruz or San Benito County. While your income and assets are not a factor, SLS directs its limited resources toward those who have the highest social and economic need.

Elder Abuse

A single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring where there is an expectation of trust, and causes harm or distress to an older person


Stereotyping and/or discriminating against seniors on the basis of age or disability

Tenant Rights

Any legal issues that are related to a tenant landlord relationship

Consumer Problems

Issues resulting from consumer debt, which include but are not limited to debt consolidation
and leins

Debt Collection Defense

Representation when a credit card company files a lawsuit against you for unpaid debt

Mobile Home Issues

Problems related to mobile home, sales, contracts, financing, warranties, and more

Care Facilities & Patient Rights

Issues resulting from poor quality of care and treatment or no freedom of choice to make
your own

Social Security & SSI

Assistance with issues related to SSI, SSD and Social Security

Medicare & Medi-Cal Health Insurance

Assistance with issues related to Medicare and Medi-Cal
health insurance