Screen

We will conduct eligibility screening to determine if you qualify for our services.

Advise

We will provide you with limited legal advice on your issue if it is appropriate to do so.

Transfer

We will transfer eligible cases to CCLS team members for further consideration.

Refer

We will provide referrals to resources for those individuals that we are not able to assist.

Eligibility & Income Guidelines

Effective January 28, 2021

Depending on grant restrictions for our services, you may qualify for help if your income is less than 125% or 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. You may qualify for assistance, regardless of income, for health-related matters, or if you are a senior in Fresno, Madera, Kings, Merced or Tulare County.

125% of the Federal Poverty Level

Family SizeAnnualMonthlyWeekly
1$16,100$1,342$310
2$21,775$1,815$419
3$27,450$2,288$528
4$33,125$2,760$637
5$38,800$3,706$855
6$44,475$3,706$855
7$50,825$4,652$964
8$55,825$4,652$1,074

For each additional household member, add $5,675 annually, $473 monthly and $109 weekly.

200% of the Federal Poverty Level

Family SizeAnnualMonthlyWeekly
1$25,760$2,147$495
2$34,840$2,903$670
3$43,920$3,660$845
4$53,000$4,417$1,019
5$62,080$5,173$1,194
6$71,160$5,930$1,368
7$80,240$6,687$1,543
8$89,080$7,443$1,718

For each additional household member, add $9,080 annually, $757 monthly and $175 weekly.

The Federal Income Guidelines Were Adopted by Central California Legal Services' Executive Committee on February 19, 2019.

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