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Elder Rights Advocacy and the Legal Services Corporation Restrictions

How Serious Is the Conflict?

By Penelope A. Hommel

Since 1965 Legal Services Corporation (LSC) programs have been key providers of legal assistance under the Older Americans Act (OAA). But LSC activities were severely limited by the 104th Congress. This article explores the restrictions along with their exceptions and suggests that LSC-fund recipients may still undertake significant areas of advocacy and representation to protect essential rights and benefits for vulnerable elders.

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