MLSC announces free legal helpline for survivors of Typhoons Mangkhut and Yutu

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(Micronesian Legal Services Corp.) — The helpline numbers are:

Saipan - 235-0027

Tinian - 285-6410

Rota - 284-0581

MLSC has served the people of Micronesia for over 45 years with an open door policy. Now, during this pandemic, we want you to know that we are open for business while still doing our part to stop the spread of the coronavirus. 

Through our new Disaster Legal Aid Program, we are fully open and ready to provide services to those who have unresolved legal issues related to Typhoons Mangkhut or Yutu.

Your legal questions may involve FEMA/SBA appeals, construction/home repair issues, debt collection, probate, clearing or proving title issues, unemployment insurance or stimulus payments/other benefits, family law, consumer issues, guardianship, rent payments and more.

We have established a new Disaster Legal Helpline. Here’s what you can expect from this service:

  • We will do our best to help you on the spot. Recognizing that most legal issues are somewhat complicated, if we can’t help you on the spot, we will call you back within 24 hours. Our goal in providing the Disaster Legal Helpline is to:

o Assess your legal issue, and provide legal information and/or referrals.

o If your matter is one that can be resolved with legal advice, we will screen to see if you meet our eligibility guidelines (income, assets, etc.), and if you are eligible, we will provide legal advice on the phone to the best of our ability.

o If your legal issue is one that we can help with, but you need more help than we can provide over the phone, we’ll set an appointment to discuss your matter in detail.

  • How to reach us:

o Helpline numbers - 235-0027, Saipan; 285-6410, Tinian; and 284-0581, Rota

o Email hotline:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

o Video Chat:  WhatsApp, Google Hangouts, Skype (Facebook coming soon!)

Don’t spread the virus, but please spread the word about MLSC’s Disaster Program!

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