The Senior Legal Hotline has a pension counseling project that serves callers of all ages and income levels who live or have worked in California, Arizona, Nevada or Hawaii.
For Sacramento residents, we’re able to assist those 60 and over on almost any civil issue. Some areas we commonly advise clients on are tenant rights, estate planning, probate, grandparent rights, landlord/tenant disputes, pensions and retirement benefits, and public benefits.
If you live in a region outside of our service area, please click here for a list of legal aid programs in your county.
Eligible callers can reach us toll-free at (800) 222-1753 to get a free telephone consultation with an attorney or paralegal. We recommend calling early in the morning as we operate on a first-come, first-served basis. If we have appointments available, they will most likely be for later that day. However, priority goes to low-income clients and emergencies (usually housing, income security or health care related).
Western States Pension Assistance Project – Our knowledgeable pension team can help understand your retirement plan rights and claim the benefits you have earned, regardless of the type of company or retirement benefit involved. They also assist with tracking down benefits from previous employers, working through the claims and appeals process, helping you understand your rights as a former or surviving spouse, correcting pension benefit calculations and addressing overpayment demands. Our pension counseling services are provided without charge to those who live in or have earned a retirement benefit in Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada. There are no age or income requirements to this project.