A free legal help hotline is now available for Kentucky Flooding survivors in Breathitt, Clay, Floyd, Knott, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Owsley, Perry, Pike and Whitley counties. The hotline is available to connect survivors to free legal services in qualifying counties who cannot afford an attorney. Survivors can call 1-844-478-0099 Monday – Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm EST. If you call after business hours, messages can be left and calls will be returned on the next business day.
Hotline callers may get help with legal issues like:
● FEMA and SBA financial benefits
● Home repair contracts and property insurance claims
● Re-doing wills and other important legal documents destroyed in the disaster
● Price gouging, scams, or identity theft
● Landlord or tenant problems, or threats of foreclosure
● Disability-related access to federal, state, and local disaster programs
Hotline partners cannot help in all cases. For example, we cannot take cases where a settlement could include legal fees or an award, but we can refer those cases to other legal help.
The Disaster Legal Services (DLS) program works with state and local partners to provide free legal help for low-income disaster survivors. The service is a partnership between the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), American Bar Association, AppalReD Legal Aid, Kentucky Bar Association, Louisville Bar Association, American Red Cross, Appalachian Citizens' Law Center, and Lawyers Mutual of Kentucky.