TexasLawHelp is a website that has free legal forms and information for Texans. It explains the law on issues that affect low-income Texans, and provides a free consultation with attorneys through its live-chat function. In order to get free legal advice through the live-chat function, users must qualify for that service. Live-chat attorneys will ask short intake questions to see whether a user qualifies. TexasLawHelp also has a directory and search function where users find their local legal aid offices and other pro bono services near them.
The Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) was created to administer long-term services and supports for people who are aging and who have cognitive and physical disabilities. DADS also licenses and regulates providers of these services, and administers the state’s guardianship program.
The Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) provide services to help older Texans and their family members and caregivers. They provide information and help obtaining services and benefits that affect older Texans like Medicare application, locating accessible housing, and assisted living facilities among many other things. Each Area Agency on Aging may provide different services. Services are provided to people ages 60 and older and are targeted to those with greatest economic and social need. Particular attention is paid to people with low-incomes, older people who belong to minority groups, and older people residing in rural areas. In addition, family members and other caregivers may receive information and services on behalf of an older person they care for.
APS is responsible for investigating abuse, neglect, and exploitation of adults who are elderly or disabled who reside in the community or within certain state-run facilities.
YourTexasBenefits.com guides Texans to the various public benefits they may quality to receive.
TVC acts as the state-appointed advocate of Texas veterans as they attempt to secure the benefits rightfully earned in exchange for their service in our nation's armed forces.