Senior Resources

The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County's Senior Advocates Program serves residents age 60 and over in San Mateo County.  We offer legal advice, advocacy, and representation in the following areas:

  • Government benefits including Social Security, SSI, Medi-Cal, CalFresh, and Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI)
  • Elder abuse 
  • Consumer law and debt collection
  • Simple wills 
  • Guardianships for seniors caring for young children
  • Advanced healthcare directives, so that individuals can appoint caregivers with power of attorney to make health care decisions on their behalf


In-home appointments are available to homebound persons. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (650) 558-0915.

If you would like to receive our monthly Senior Scam Alert e-newsletter, from attorney Jay White, please email us.


Senior Scam Alert e-Newsletter


Legal Aid Publications

Privacy and Identity Theft
What is identity theft, how does it occur and what to do if you are a victim of identity theft.

Credit Report Request Form
You have the right to get a free copy of your credit file disclosure, commonly called a credit report, once every 12 months, from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies. Use this form to request your credit report in writing.

Identity Theft Victim's Complaint Affidavit
A voluntary form for filing a report with law enforcement, and disputes with credit reporting agencies and creditors about identity theft-related problems. 

Senior Advocates

Financial Safety

Hope to Spot Scam Artists