Apply for Help from Iowa Legal Aid

Authored By: Iowa Legal Aid LSC Funded

This information may help you before you apply:

Frequently Asked Questions About Getting Services from Iowa Legal Aid

Current clients

  • If you have already applied online with Iowa Legal Aid and have an open case, call 1-800-532-1503 and ask for the attorney assigned to your case.
  •  If you have a current case with Iowa Legal Aid and have a new issue, you should ask your attorney about this. 
  • If you were a client in the past, you can apply online or by phone.

New clients can apply online using the link below, or by phone. 

  • Apply by phone by calling 1-800-532-1275 Monday-Friday from 9 to 11 am or from 1:30 to 3:30 pm, except Thursday afternoon. Offices are open 8:30 to 4:30 (emergencies taken when open).
  • Iowans 60 and over may call the Legal Hotline for Older Iowans at 1-800-992-8161 Monday-Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm.

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  • If you have more than one legal problem, just apply once and tell us about the other problem when we speak to you.
  • Our online application is not a form, it is an interview that asks questions to help you apply.
  • The online application uses Adobe Flash, which must be installed.
  • It doesn't work with most smart phones or tablets. or some web browsers. Google Chrome seems to work best.
  • If the online program tells you to call Iowa Legal Aid, that means we need more information about your problem before you apply.
  • Iowa Legal Aid staff will contact you as soon as we can by phone or we may send a letter to the address you give us.
  • If you don't hear from us in 2 business days after you submit the online application, please call us at 1-800-532-1503 and ask for the person who contacts online applicants.
  • Completing the application does not mean we have accepted you as a client.
  • Click to apply online 

Agency Referrals of Clients to Iowa Legal Aid

  • You can use this interview to give us the information we need about the applicant.
  • Enter your name as the person helping the applicant, using your agency name as your middle name.
  • Send us your email address and phone number in the notes at the end of the application.

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Last Review and Update: Nov 10, 2017

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