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MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATES OF WNY

legal services

Legal Services provides pro bono (free) civil legal services and advocacy for mental health consumers and their families, including representation in Social Security Disability, Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid, Medicare, housing, family and consumer matters.

Individuals and families living with the challenges of mental illness often sustain economic and social hardships. Legal Services of Mental Health Advocates of WNY offers pro bono (free) civil legal services to help those get the representation they need.

We have enabled thousands of people disabled by mental illness to live independently by advocating for their basic rights and linking them to appropriate agencies for support, including access to healthcare and education.

Residents who live in Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Genesee, Wyoming, Orleans or Cattaraugus counties and have a psychiatric diagnosis are eligible for services.

Our legal services team may be reached at: p (716) 886-1242 | f (716) 881-6428.

Our Services

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY/SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME
Appeal of Benefit Denial
Continuing Disability Review
Overpayments

HOUSING LAW
Landlord/Tenant Disputes
Evictions
Section 8 Informal Hearing

FAMILY LAW
Child Support Modifications
Custody/Visitation
Divorces

CONSUMER LAW
Bankruptcy
Harassment from Collectors
Student Loan Discharges

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE MATTERS
Temporary Assistance
Food Stamps
Medicaid/Medicare

“Thank you for all that the MHA has done for me (and others). I was helped by your team to obtain disability benefits… I am now living far more comfortably in my ‘own skin’ not having to try to work. I am much healthier. A huge thank you to all of you.”
–A.A.

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