Generally, Three Rivers Legal Services helps families with low incomes, but services and eligibility may vary depending on the requirements of our different funding sources. Because our funding sources change, it is best to call and speak with our intake specialists to see if you qualify for help.
In most cases, eligibility is based on household income, size, assets and case type. Case types are limited by priorities set by Three Rivers’ Board of Directors.
In many cases, if your total household income is below 125% of the federal poverty level and you have limited assets, you may be eligible for services. However, if you have fixed expenses such as rent, mortgage, child care so you can work, child support payments, etc., you may be eligible even if your income is up to 200% of the federal poverty level; and a few of our grants allow services to persons with incomes above that level.
With some exceptions, an applicant must be a citizen of the United States or fall within certain categories of legal resident status. Immigrants will be asked to present documents about their immigration status.
Our legal services are provided free to eligible persons. However in some cases, clients will be asked to pay court costs and fees.