Who is eligible for services?
To determine eligibility MILS staff will ask questions upon intake:
Legal issue- MILS may assist in specific areas such as Indian Child Welfare and Tribal Housing. Areas of law we may not assist with include state and federal criminal charges.
Income eligibility- Different programs have different income level (and asset) requirements.
Most allow MILS to only assist clients who fall below 125% of the poverty level and some go up to 200%. For more information, please see the LSC website and MILS' financial eligibility policy.
Tribal contracts (Pokagon, Gun Lake, and Nottawaseppi) allow us to use higher income eligibility requirements.
One of our grants - (ANA) estate planning - allows us to help clients who are below 500% of the poverty level.
Tribe assistance - Specific tribes have contracted with MILS to provide additional legal services for their citizens.
Conflicts - MILS will check for potential conflicts of interest, and if these are in place will instead provide referrals to other services.