Land of lincoln legal assistance foundation, inc. is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation. We provide free civil legal services to low-income persons and senior citizens in 65 counties in central and southern Illinois. We believe all people of central and southern Illinois should have access to justice, income security, adequate housing, quality education, healthcare, safety from violence and exploitation, and the opportunity to improve their own lives. Our mission is to provide low income and senior residents of central and southern Illinois with high quality civil legal services in order to obtain and maintain their basic human needs. We handle only certain kinds of civil cases. We do not handle any criminal cases, including traffic cases. We also do not handle any personal injury, malpractice or workers' compensation cases. Financial eligibility is based on gross (before deductions) income from all sources and from all persons residing in the household. Household income generally may not exceed 125% of the federal poverty level. But, if an applicant's income is less than 200% of poverty and other factors or expenses (such as taxes, child care costs, work-related transportation, or certain medical expenses) are present, then the applicant may also be eligible. Persons age 60 and over are eligible for Land of Lincoln's services regardless of income or assets in certain counties through their Area Agency on Aging project. Restrictions on the types of cases handled may apply. Carbondale office servesalexander, clay, edwards, franklin, gallatin, hamilton, hardin, jackson, jefferson, johnson, lawrence, marion, massac, perry, pope, pulaski, richland, saline, union, wabash, wayne, white & williamson counties.

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