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This section of our website is for people 60 and older. Click on links below to find more information or contact the local office as listed on the left.

For debt collection issues, financial abuse, scams or other consumer problems, call the Consumer Law Project for Elders at 1-800-296-1467. For more information, click on Financial and Debt Issues below.

Financial and Debt Issues

The Consumer Law Project for Elders
A project of Connecticut Legal Services, Inc.

The Consumer Law Project for Elders (CLPE) provides free legal assistance to Connecticut residents 60 or over who have consumer problems such as: credit card, medical or other debt collection problems financial exploitation such as identity theft or scams, and disputes involving the purchase of goods or services. Spanish speaking staff is available.

Call toll-free
1-800-296-1467

Read and print out the Consumer Law Project tri-fold brochure. Print posters for hanging. Download tip sheets that give helpful information such as actions to take to protect your personal information, how to order a credit report, and what first steps to take if your identity has been stolen.

Read this brochure to learn about the most common scams affecting seniors, why seniors are frequent targets, who the scammers are, what you can do to prevent becoming a victim, and who to contact if you become a victim of a scam.

If you are behind in paying your bills, someone will probably contact you to collect the money you owe. Read this article to learn about your rights.

Are you having trouble paying your bills? Bankruptcy is a legal way to get rid of certain debts and give you a fresh start. But some people may not need to file bankruptcy - read this article to learn more.

Elder abuse is a growing injustice faced by older adults, and the effects can negatively impact their physical health, mental well-being, and financial stability. The abuse of elders can be physical, mental, sexual, neglect, or financial exploitation. Financial exploitation is the most prevalent abuse experienced by older adults.

Read this booklet to learn about Small claims court in Connecticut. Small claims court allows one person to sue another person for up to $5,000. Many people can go to small claims court without a lawyer.

Scam artists go to great lengths to trick you out of your personal information or money. If you aren't sure if there is really a problem with Social Security, call them at 1-800-772-1213. Watch this video to learn how to identify and report scams.

A Notice of Overpayment is a letter that says you owe Social Security money. This article is for people who get SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance). If you get SSI, you should read the article about SSI Overpayments because the rules are different.

Call Legal Aid for Help

If you are 60 or over, you can get help from legal aid by calling the office directly. Click here to find your legal services office by town.

Consumer Law Project for Elders (statewide): 1‑800‑296‑1467

Bridgeport Connecticut Legal Services: 1‑800‑809‑4434 or 203‑336‑3851

Greater Hartford Legal Aid: 860‑541‑5000

New Haven Legal Assistance: 203‑946‑4811

Stamford Connecticut Legal Services: 203‑348‑9216

Waterbury Connecticut Legal Services: 1‑800‑413‑7797 or 203‑756‑8074

Willimantic Connecticut Legal Services: 1‑800‑413‑7796 or 860‑456‑1761

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Dial 2-1-1 or go to 211ct.org for help with services in your community.

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This section of our website is for people 60 and older. Click on links below to find more information or contact the local office as listed on the left.

For debt collection issues, financial abuse, scams or other consumer problems, call the Consumer Law Project for Elders at 1-800-296-1467. For more information, click on Financial and Debt Issues below.

Financial and Debt Issues

The Consumer Law Project for Elders
A project of Connecticut Legal Services, Inc.

The Consumer Law Project for Elders (CLPE) provides free legal assistance to Connecticut residents 60 or over who have consumer problems such as: credit card, medical or other debt collection problems financial exploitation such as identity theft or scams, and disputes involving the purchase of goods or services. Spanish speaking staff is available.

Call toll-free
1-800-296-1467

Read and print out the Consumer Law Project tri-fold brochure. Print posters for hanging. Download tip sheets that give helpful information such as actions to take to protect your personal information, how to order a credit report, and what first steps to take if your identity has been stolen.

Read this brochure to learn about the most common scams affecting seniors, why seniors are frequent targets, who the scammers are, what you can do to prevent becoming a victim, and who to contact if you become a victim of a scam.

If you are behind in paying your bills, someone will probably contact you to collect the money you owe. Read this article to learn about your rights.

Are you having trouble paying your bills? Bankruptcy is a legal way to get rid of certain debts and give you a fresh start. But some people may not need to file bankruptcy - read this article to learn more.

Elder abuse is a growing injustice faced by older adults, and the effects can negatively impact their physical health, mental well-being, and financial stability. The abuse of elders can be physical, mental, sexual, neglect, or financial exploitation. Financial exploitation is the most prevalent abuse experienced by older adults.

Read this booklet to learn about Small claims court in Connecticut. Small claims court allows one person to sue another person for up to $5,000. Many people can go to small claims court without a lawyer.

Scam artists go to great lengths to trick you out of your personal information or money. If you aren't sure if there is really a problem with Social Security, call them at 1-800-772-1213. Watch this video to learn how to identify and report scams.

A Notice of Overpayment is a letter that says you owe Social Security money. This article is for people who get SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance). If you get SSI, you should read the article about SSI Overpayments because the rules are different.