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Public Benefits Hotline - Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) and Oregon Law Center (OLC)

LASO and OLC are nonprofit organization that provide free legal help to Oregonians struggling to make ends meet on matters related to their homes, livelihoods, medical care, and physical safety. OLC & LASO help people with incomes up to 125% of the federal poverty level and in some situations, can help people slightly above this level.

OLC and LASO jointly run the Public Benefits Hotline for low-income Oregonians who need help with government benefits, including disability benefits, Oregon Health Plan, food stamps, unemployment benefits, and more. (Callers from Jackson County should call the Center for Non-Profit Legal Services for help instead). 

The hotline is staffed by lawyers and paralegals from OLC and LASO. Hotline lawyers can provide brief legal advice and referrals to every eligible caller. In complicated situations, eligible callers may be referred to their local legal aid office for more help. 

Eligibility Criteria

Financial Eligibility

This organization has financial eligibility rules. You will need to provide income information if you apply for help.

Area(s) Served

Baker County, Benton County, Clackamas County, Clatsop County, Columbia County, Coos County, Crook County, Curry County, Deschutes County, Douglas County, Gilliam County, Grant County, Harney County, Hood River County, Jefferson County, Josephine County, Klamath County, Lake County, Lane County, Lincoln County, Linn County, Malheur County, Marion County, Morrow County, Multnomah County, Polk County, Sherman County, Tillamook County, Umatilla County, Union County, Wallowa County, Wasco County, Washington County, Wheeler County, Yamhill County, Coquille Reservation, Siletz Reservation, Umatilla Reservation, Warm Springs Reservation

Legal Issue Areas

Government Benefits

General Contact Info

(800) 520-5292

Get Service

How to get help

By phone



1 p.m. - 4 p.m.


9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


1 p.m. - 4 p.m.