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State Bar of New Mexico holds free legal workshops and live virtual webinars to learn about powers of attorney, advanced care directives, estate planning, long-term care and Medicaid planning. Register for free webinars at Scheduled webinars will be held at 11 a.m. March 17, April 18, May 16 and June 13. Call free legal hotline at 1-800-876-6657 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday if you’re 55 or older and need help with a civil legal problem. Visit or 505-797-6000. New Mexico Legal Aid provides free legal help in civil cases for New Mexico residents who meet low-income requirements. Apply online at or call 833-545-4357 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Senior Citizens Law Office provides free legal advice to people 60 and older living in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance and Valencia counties: or 505-265-2300. The office provides services related to healthcare, housing, advance directives, long-term care, consumer support, financial well being and guardianships. Health Care Coverage: For information about New Mexico’s Medicaid Program, Health Insurance Exchange and Medical Insurance Pool, visit New Mexico Human Services Department 1-800-283-4465 or • Food assistance • Income support • Heating and utility costs through LiHEAP (available once a year for gas, electricity, wood, pellets and propane expenses) • Healthcare coverage