NPLS Legal Assistance for Impoverished People in Stroudsburg PA

NPLS provides free civil legal services to low income families in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The office is located on Main St in Stroudsburg, PA 18360.

Getting Help from NPLS in Stroudsburg, PA

Help from the NPLS is determined for eligibility based on the following. The specifics of your the persons case or legal needs. The person or family’s household income. The place where the person or family lives. Not all services are available in all counties served by the NPLS.

Stroudsburg Office Location
10 N 10th Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360-1704
Phone: 570-424-5338
Toll Free: 800-532-8282
Fax: 570-754-8508

The NPLS accepts new applications by phone Monday-Thursday from 9am – 11:30am. Interested parties can apply by calling 570-424-5338 or toll free at 1-877-953-4250. People can also apply online 24/7 by clicking the following link below. The NPLS does ask people to be understanding that response times may not be immediate and often may be delayed. Those needing assistance can apply online at – https://nplsoi.legalserver.org/modules/matter/extern_intake.php?pid=129&h=daa817&

The NPLS Online Intake Application process enables people to apply for legal assistance from North Penn Legal Services. The information provided by applicants is used to determine if applicants are eligible for NPLS services. If a person or family is eligible, the information given is used to provide services to those who have submitted applications. The NPLS recommends that those having deadlines or emergency legal issues call a private lawyer for the sake of speed. This online application provided by the NPLS is not for emergency help.

Accepted NPLS Stroudsburg Case Types

NPLS deals solely with civil legal issues.
They do not handle criminal, personal injury, or traffic court matters.
NPLS does not help with criminal offenses. Those parties must find a Public Defender.
For those needing help with traffic violations or other legal issues NPLS suggests contacting Lawyer Referral Services.

Eligibility Requirements
NPLS offers representation to low income families who need legal help.

In order to help low income people or families, the NPLS accepts donations, volunteer assistance, planned giving, and help from private attorneys in Stroudsburg and elsewhere.

The high demand for legal services by for impoverished people continues to climb as well as the need for quality pro-bono legal assistance. Each year, the NPLS is forced to turn away thousands of others needing help because of a lack of available legal resources to help everyone who applies. Volunteer attorneys who help the NPLS bridge the divide between. Volunteer opportunities for attorneys involve providing extended legal representation to clients.

In order to qualify for free legal services, a person or family’s household income must meet income requirements based on Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.

NPLS may take certain expenses into account. For example, employment-related expenses, child support monies paid out, and unusually high medical expenses may be taken into consideration for people in households with income above these guidelines. Also the available services at NPLS offices may vary by location/county. There may be income exceptions based on an individual or family’s legal problem(s).

Types of Help Provided by the NPLS in Stroudsburg 18360

  • Assistance for Seniors
  • Children & Family
  • Education & School
  • Housing, Landlord/Tenant Rights
  • Social Security Disability (SSI & SSD) Benefits
  • Consumer
  • Domestic Violence & Protection from Abuse
  • Employment
  • Welfare Benefits
  • Unemployment Compensation

2020 Federal Poverty Guidelines (at 125% of poverty)

# Persons in family unit annual income
1 $15,950
2 $21,550
3 $27,150
4 $32,750
5 $38,350
6 $43,950
7 $49,550
8 $55,150

For families/households with more than 8 people you would add $5,600 for each additional person.

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