LSC Eligibility

Philadelphia Legal Assistance receives most of its funding from the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), which is funded by the United States Congress.

To be eligible to receive LSC-funded legal assistance, an applicant must meet financial eligibility guidelines:

  • Household income does not exceed 200% of the federal poverty guidelines; and
  • Household assets do not exceed PLA's asset ceilings

In addition, LSC prohibits PLA from providing legal assistance to:

  • Undocumented immigrants
  • Incarcerated individuals

Applicants who are not sure if they meet the LSC eligibility guidelines should go through PLA's intake process.