Topeka Jayhawk Legal Services for Seniors Kansas Legal Services

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712 S Kansas Avenue, Suite 201
Topeka, KS 66603 (m)
Phone: (785) 354-8531
Toll Free: (800) 723-6953
Fax: (785) 233-2096
TDD: (785) 233-4028
Marilyn Harp, Executive Director
Bethany Roberts, Managing Attorney


Mission Statement: Kansas Legal Services, a statewide non-profit organization, is dedicated to helping low income Kansans meet their basic needs through the provision of essential legal, medication and employment training services

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Services:

  • For Senior Citizens: Provide legal assistance or advice to low-income, home bound, or institutionalized citizens aged 60 or older,  residing in Shawnee,  Douglas and  Jefferson counties who would be otherwise unable to gain access to legal counsel
  • Representation and advice for Income Maintenance (Social Security, Railroad Retirement, Supplemental Security Income and other government benefits)
  • Housing (public housing, subsidized housing, residential landlord / tenant disputes, nursing home problems)
  • Health Care (Medicaid, Medicare and insurance issues)
  • Consumer Problems including debt relief, student loans, and disputed consumer transactions
  • Advance Directives: Powers of attorney, living wills, wills and will alternatives.
  • Elder Hotline: (888) 353-5337

Eligibility: Client must be at least 60 years of age

How to Apply: Call (800) 723-6953 or online at www.kansaslegalservices.org

Fees: There are no fees charged to seniors served with Older Americans Act funds or county funding.  Donations are accepted. In certain circumstances reduced fee services may be offered

Funding: Older Americans Act, Shawnee County; Service Programs for the Elderly, Douglas County

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