State of Minnesota
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Attorney General
Lori Swanson

Minnesota Attorney General's Office

1400 Bremer Tower
445 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, MN 55101

(651) 296-3353
(800) 657-3787

M - F 8 am - 5 pm

TTY:(651) 297-7206
TTY:(800) 366-4812

Referal Guide

Seniors Legal Rights

Minnesota Attorney General's Office
Consumer Protection:

1400 Bremer Tower
445 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
651-296-3353
1-800-657-3787
TTY: 651-297-7206
TTY: 1-800-366-4812

Better Business Bureau
220 South River Ridge Circle
Burnsville, MN 55337
651-699-1111
1-800-646-6222
www.bbb.org

National Fraud Information Center
1-800-876-7060

Consumer Product Safety Commission
1-800-638-CPSC
TTY: 1-800-638-8270

Auto Safety Hotline
888-327-4236

Charitable Giving

Attorney General's Charities Division
(651) 296-4613
1-800-657-3787
TTY: (651) 296-1410
TTY: 1-800-366-4812

Charities Review Council
(651) 224-7030
1-800-733-4483

Investments

Minnesota Department of Commerce
(651) 539-1500

Attorney General's Commerce Division
(651) 296-9412

Insurance

Minnesota Department of Commerce
(651) 539-1500
www.commerce.state.mn.us

Health Care

Attorney General's Office
(651) 296-3353
1-800-657-3787
TTY: (651) 297-7206
TTY: 1-800-366-4812

Minnesota Board on Aging
(651) 431-2500
1-800-882-6262
Senior Linkage: 1-800-333-2433

Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care
(651) 431-2555
1-800-657-3591

Office of Health Facility Complaints
(651) 201-4201
1-800-369-7994
TTY: (651) 623-5522

Minnesota Department of Health
Survey and Compliance Section

(651) 201-4201

Hearing Aid Complaints

Minnesota Department of Health,
Health Occupations Program

(651) 201-3724

Health Maintenance Organizations
(651) 282-5600

Advisory Center for Long-Term Care
(651) 854-7360

Minnesota Extension Service
(612) 624-1222

Stratis Health(formerly the Foundation for Health Care Evaluation)
(952) 854-3306
1-800-444-3423

State Board of Medical Practitioners
(612) 617-2130
1-800-657-3709

State Board of Chiropractic Examiners
(612) 201-2820

State Board of Dentistry
(612) 617-2250

State Board of Dietetics and Nutrition Practice
(612) 201-2764

State Board of Nursing (612) 317-3000

State Board of Nursing Home Administrators
(612) 201-2730

State Board of Optometry
(612) 201-2762

State Board of Pharmacy
(612) 201-2825

National Health Information Center
1-800-336-4797

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
1-877-696-6775

Nursing Home Care

Minnesota Board on Aging
(651) 461-2500
1-800-882-6262
Senior Linkage: 1-800-333-2433

Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care
(651) 431-2555
1-800-657-3591

Office of Health Facility Complaints
(651) 201-4201
1-800-369-7994
TTY: (651) 215-8980

Minnesota Department of Health
(651) 201-5000

Advisory Center for Long-Term Care
(952) 854-7360

Planning Ahead

Minnesota Board on Aging
(651) 431-2500
1-800-882-6262
Senior Linkage: 1-800-333-2433

Minnesota State Bar Association
(612) 333-1183

Attorney Referral Services
1-800-292-4152

Social Security Administration
1-800-772-1213

Minnesota Taxpayers' Helpline
(651) 296-3781
1-800-652-9094

IRS Taxpayer Assistance
1-800-829-1040

Human Rights

Minnesota Department of Human Rights
(651) 296-5663
1-800-657-3704

Protection Under the Law

Office of Justice Programs
(651) 201-7310
1-800-247-0390

Office of Health Facility Complaints
(651) 201-4201
1-800-369-7994
TTY: (651) 215-8980

Utilities

Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
(651) 296-7124
1-800-657-3782
TTY: (651) 297-1200

Fuel Assistance
1-800-456-8519

Energy Information Center
(651) 539-1882
1-800-657-3710 (MN only)
www.energy.mn.us

Senior Advocacy Groups

Minnesota Board on Aging
(651) 296-2770
1-800-882-6262
Senior Linkage: 1-800-333-2433

Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care
(651) 431-2555
1-800-657-3591

Northwest Area Agency on Aging
(218) 745-6733
Senior Linkage: 1-800-333-2433
(Located in Warren, this office serves seniors in Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake and Roseau counties)

Headwaters Area Agency on Aging
(218) 751-3108
Senior Linkage: 1-800-333-2433
(Located in Bemidji, this office serves seniors in Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen counties)

Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging
(218) 722-5545
Senior Linkage: 1-800-333-2433
(Located in Duluth, this office serves seniors in Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis counties)

West Central Area Agency on Aging
(218) 739-4617
Senior Linkage: 1-800-333-2433
(Located in Fergus Falls, this office serves seniors in Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse and Wilkin counties)

Region Five Area Agency on Aging
(218) 894-3233
Senior Linkage: 1-800-333-2433
(Located in Staples, this office serves seniors in Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd and Wadena counties)

Mid-Minnesota Area Agency on Aging
(320) 235-8504
1-800-450-8608
Senior Linkage: 1-800-333-2433
(Located in Willmar, this office serves seniors in Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker and Renville counties)

Upper Minnesota Valley Area Agency on Aging
(320) 289-1428
1-800-752-1983
Senior Linkage: 1-800-333-2433
(Located in Appleton, this office serves seniors in Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac Qui Parle, Swift and Yellow Medicine counties)

East Central Area Agency on Aging
(320) 679-4065
Senior Linkage: 1-800-333-2433
(Located in Mora, this office serves seniors in Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Pine counties)

Central Minnesota Council on Aging
(320) 253-9349
Senior Linkage: 1-800-333-2433
(Located in St. Cloud, this office serves seniors in Benton, Sherburne, Stearns and Wright counties)

Southwestern Area Agency on Aging
(507) 836-8549
Senior Linkage: 1-800-333-2433
(Located in Slayton, this office serves seniors in Cottonwood, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood and Rock counties)

Region Nine Area Agency on Aging
(507) 387-5643
1-800-450-5643
Senior Linkage: 1-800-333-2433
(Located in Mankato, this office serves seniors in Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Le Sueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca and Watonwan counties)

Southeastern Minnesota Area Agency on Aging
(507) 288-6944
Senior Linkage: 1-800-333-2433
(Located in Rochester, this office serves seniors in Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha and Winona counties)

Region Eleven Area Agency on Aging
(651) 291-6445
Senior Linkage: 1-800-333-2433
(Located in St. Paul, this office serves seniors in Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington counties)

Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Area Agency on Aging
(218) 335-8585, ext. 65
(Located in Cass Lake, this office serves seniors on the Bois Forte, Grand Portage, Leech Lake and White Earth Reservations)

Metropolitan Senior Federation
(651) 645-0261

Minnesota Senior Federation
(651) 645-0261

Minnesota Legal Services Coalition
(651) 228-9105

First Call for Help
Minneapolis: (612) 335-5000
St. Paul: (651) 224-1133

National Council on the Aging
1-800-424-9046

Minnesota State Bar Association
(612) 333-1183

Attorney Referral Services
1-800-292-4152

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, St. Paul
(651) 222-5863
1-800-326-1754
TTY: (651) 222-5863
(Serves Ramsey and Washington counties)

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, East Side and Native American Outreach
(651) 771-4455

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, Immigration Reform Project
(651) 291-0110
1-800-223-1368

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, Albert Lea
(507) 377-2831
1-800-223-0280
(Serves Faribault, Freeborn, Mower, Rice and Steele counties)

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, Mankato
(507) 387-5588
1-800-247-2299
TTY: (507) 388-8462
(Serves Blue Earth, Brown, Le Sueur, Martin, McLeod, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca and Watonwan counties)

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, Prior Lake
(952) 440-1040
(Serves Carver, Dakota and Scott counties)

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, Winona
(507) 454-6660
1-800-372-8168
TTY: (507) 454-6660
TTY: 1-800-372-8168
(Serves Dodge, Fillmore, Goodhue, Houston, Olmsted, Wabasha and Winona counties)

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, Worthington
(507) 372-7368
1-800-233-0023
(Serves Cottonwood, Jackson, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood and Rock counties)

 

Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis

Downtown Minneapolis
(612) 332-1441
TTY: (612) 332-4668
(Serves Hennepin County)

North Minneapolis
(612) 588-2099
TTY: (612) 522-7166

South Minneapolis
(612) 827-3774
TTY: (612) 827-1491

Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance

Cambridge
(763) 689-2849
1-800-622-7772
(Serves Chisago and Isanti counties; also serves senior citizens in Anoka, Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Pine counties)

St. Cloud Area Legal Service
(320) 253-0121
1-888-360-2889
TTY: 1-888-360-2889
(Serves Benton, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd and Wright counties)

Willmar
(320) 235-9600
1-888-360-3666
TTY: (320) 235-9602
(Serves Big Stone, Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, Meeker, Renville, Swift and Yellow Medicine counties)

Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota

Duluth
(218) 623-8100
1-800-622-7266
TTY: (218) 726-4826
(Serves Carlton, Cook, Lake, and southern St. Louis counties)

Brainerd
(218) 829-1701
1-800-933-1112
TTY: (218) 829-1701
(Serves Aitkin, Cass, and Crow Wing counties)

Grand Rapids
(218) 326-6695
TTY: (218) 326-6695
(Serves Itasca and Koochiching counties)

Pine City
(320) 629-7166
1-800-382-7166
TTY: (320) 629-7166
TTY: 1-800-382-7166
(Serves Kanabec and Pine counties)

Virginia
(218) 749-3270
1-800-886-3270
TTY: (218) 749-3270
TTY: 1-800-886-3270
(Serves northern St. Louis County)

Alexandria Legal Services
(320) 762-0663
1-800-450-2552
(Serves Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail [seniors only], Pope, Stevens, Traverse, Wadena and Wilkin [seniors only] counties)

Anishinabe Legal Services
(218) 335-2223
1-800-422-1335
(Serves Indian and non-Indian residents of Leech Lake, Red Lake and White Earth Reservations)

Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota

Bemidji
(218) 751-9201
1-800-450-9201
(Serves Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen counties)

Moorhead (218) 233-8585
1-800-450-8585
(Serves Becker, Clay, Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Otter Tail, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau and Wilkin counties)

Judicare of Anoka County
(763) 783-4970