Eligibility

San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, Inc. provides free civil legal services to disadvantaged families, seniors, persons with disabilities, persons infected with HIV or AIDS, and domestic violence survivors in San Diego County. If you live in San Diego County and are a low-income individual, you may be eligible for legal assistance.

If you receive financial assistance under one or more of the following programs, you meet the income eligibility criteria for SDVLP's free legal services:

  • CAL-WORKS (TANF) Program
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or State Supplemental Payments Program (SSP)
  • Food Stamps Program
  • County Relief, General Relief (G.R.) or General Assistance (G.A.) Program
  • Older Americans Act (age 60 or older)
  • Developmentally Disabled Assistance Act

OR: If your household income is at or below established income guidelines as determined by Title 25 of the California Administrative Code for Housing and Community Development you are eligible.

You can find more information about the programs we offer on our Services page, and the Frequently Asked Questions section also provides details on the types of cases that we handle.

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