How Do I Qualify?

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles helps low-income people. People with income less than 125% of the federal poverty guidelines are eligible and may qualify for assistance. Sometimes people with less than 200% of the federal poverty guidelines can qualify. Please call LAFLA at 800-399-4529 to see if you are eligible.

Family size (Persons) Annual Income (125%) Annual Income (200%) Santa Monica Residents Only
1 $15,075 $24,120 $50,500
2 $20,300 $32,480 $57,700
3 $25,525 $40,840 $64,900
4 $30,750 $49,200 $72,100
5 $35,975 $57,560 $77,900
6 $41,200 $65,920 $83,650
7 $46,425 $74,280 $89,450
8 $51,650 $82,640 $95,200
Each additional person add: $5,225 $8,360

The above incomes are guidelines and other factors may affect your eligibility. Please call us at 800-399-4529 to find out if you are eligible.


At our Self-Help Centers, we can help anyone of any income level. We have four Self-Help Centers: Torrance, Inglewood, Long Beach and Santa Monica. Click here to locate the Self-Help Center closest to you.

Office Locations

We also have three Domestic Violence Clinics, located at the Superior Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, the Santa Monica Courthouse and the Long Beach Courthouse.

LAFLA operates four Self-Help Legal Access Centers located in the Inglewood, Long Beach, Santa Monica and Torrance courthouses.