Who Qualifies to Get Help from Utah Legal Services?

Utah Legal Services (ULS) uses three different criteria to determine if they can help you.  They are:

Citizenship/Legal residency  

In general, you must be a citizen or permanent legal residence, unless your case is a result of domestic violence, such as in protective order cases.


You must be a low-income Utahn to qualify for our help. The financial criteria is based upon your household size, the household's gross income, and the household's assets.  In most cases, income must be at or below 200% of the current federal poverty level for the household’s size.

Note:  Under some circumstances, such as in protective order cases or seniors, a person may qualify without regard to the household’s financial circumstances.  

Type of Case 

Overall, there are over 360,000 Utahns who are financially eligible for legal help from ULS.  As a result, we must limit the types of cases we can take.  Therefore, you must have a type of problem that is within our current list of priority cases.  You may click here for a list of the type of cases we currently handle.

How to Apply

We encourage you to Apply Online or call us at 801-328-8891 between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm, Monday through Friday to see if we can help you.

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