MVP Health Care and The Legal Project offer free legal assistance to seniors – troyrecord

ALBANY, NY – MVP Health Care and The Legal Project recently announced a partnership to provide seniors with free legal assistance on a variety of issues. Elder Legal Assistance Program, fueled by a $260,000 grant from MVP, helps people over 55 resolve complex legal issues, write living wills, help determine guardianship , support estate planning, prepare end-of-life documents, understand Medicaid and Medicare eligibility, and many other legal issues.

Free legal assistance is available to those who meet the age and income requirements in Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Columbia, and Green counties.

“MVP Health Care and The Legal Project are mutually committed to making a difference for our clients and the communities we serve. Low-income seniors and caregivers are often vulnerable to deteriorating mental and physical health due to unnecessary stress and anxiety caused by navigating the legal system,” said Chris Del Vecchio, President and CEO of MVP Health Care, in a recent press release. “Our partnership with The Legal Project will help fill a critical gap in services for older people while providing peace of mind and supporting their overall well-being.”

Under the Elder Legal Assistance Program, a lawyer, provided by The Legal Project, will help low-income seniors and their caregivers receive legal services that might otherwise be prohibitively expensive. Without the help of a lawyer to understand and protect their rights, it is common for older adults to be unable to access services or lose property that could have been preserved.

“The legal system can often be a confusing process for older adults and their families,” The Legal Project executive director Michele Pollock Rich said in the press release. “The Elder Law Assistance Program will provide compassionate and expert legal assistance to older adults who would not otherwise have access to these services. MVP’s support of this project will benefit so many seniors in the Capital Region and I commend them for their commitment to those in need.

Help through the Elder Law Assistance Project is now available. To learn more about the Elder Law Assistance Project or to schedule a free consultation, call 518-435-1770.

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