CONSUMER RESOURCES

FAMILY AND JUVENILE

HEALTH

HOUSING

LIFE PLANNING

PUBLIC BENEFITS

SENIORS

CONSUMER RESOURCES
If You Have a Consumer Complaint (Instructions for how to file a consumer complaint with the AG’s office)
http://www.oag.state.tx.us/
Office of Attorney General
Online Consumer Complaint Form (Email complaint form, online form by county, or PDF)
http://www.oag.state.tx.us/consumer/complain.shtml
Office of Attorney General
Buying A Used Car
http://www.oag.state.tx.us/
Office of Attorney General
ATM, Debit & Credit Cards
http://www.oag.state.tx.us/
Office of Attorney General
Car Repairs
http://www.oag.state.tx.us/
Office of Attorney General
Debt Collection
http://www.oag.state.tx.us/
Office of Attorney General
Home Improvement
http://www.oag.state.tx.us/
Office of Attorney General
Telephone Solicitation
http://www.oag.state.tx.us/
Office of Attorney General
The Texas Residential Construction Liability Act
http://www.hadd.com/documents/turner.pdf
The Legal Hotline for Older Texans
Electric Utility Information (general information for consumers regarding their electric utility service and issues they will face in the deregulated market)
http://www.powertochoose.org/
Legal Hotline for Older Texans in cooperation with Texas Ratepayers’ Organization to Save Energy

Foreclosure (explains the foreclosure process and the rights of the homeowner)

Free Foreclosure Search

The Legal Hotline for Older Texans
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FAMILY AND JUVENILE
OAG Child Support Program (Main Page)
http://www.oag.state.tx.us/
Office of the Attorney General
Child Support Program Frequently Asked Questions
http://www.oag.state.tx.us/
Office of the Attorney General
Parental Rights and Responsibilities
http://www.oag.state.tx.us/
Office of the Attorney General
Why Your Baby Needs A Legal Father
http://www.oag.state.tx.us/
Office of the Attorney General
Acknowledgement of Paternity
http://www.oag.state.tx.us/
Office of the Attorney General
Child Support Interactive (online application for child support)
https://childsupport.oag.state.tx.us/index.htm?ENGLISH=English
Office of the Attorney General
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HEALTH
Access to Health Care
http://www.oag.state.tx.us/
Office of the Attorney General
Family Health Services Information & Referral Line (information for health care programs available to women and children)
http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/mch/default.shtm
Texas Dept. of Health
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HOUSING
Overview of Tenant Rights
http://www.oag.state.tx.us/
Office of the Attorney General
Eviction (explains tenant’s rights in the eviction process)
Evictions
Legal Hotline for Older Texans
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LIFE PLANNING
Alternatives to Guardianship Under Texas Law (www.tlsc.org/legalhotline.asp)
http://www.texasguardianship.org/
Legal Hotline for Older Texans
Designation of Guardian In Advance (www.tlsc.org/legalhotline.asp)
http://www.texasguardianship.org/
Legal Hotline for Older Texans
Disposition of Remains (www.tlsc.org/legalhotline.asp)
http://www.tlsc.org/
Legal Hotline for Older Texans
Durable Power of Attorney Act (www.tlsc.org/legalhotline.asp)
http://www.tlsc.org/
Legal Hotline for Older Texans
Guardianship Declaration Questionnaire (www.tlsc.org/legalhotline.asp)
http://www.tlsc.org/
Legal Hotline for Older Texans
Living Trust (www.tlsc.org/legalhotline.asp)
http://www.tlsc.org/
Legal Hotline for Older Texans
To Will Or Not To Will (www.tlsc.org/legalhotline.asp)
http://www.tlsc.org/
Legal Hotline for Older Texans
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PUBLIC BENEFITS

STARS: The State of Texas Assistance and Referral System
(web site that allows Texans to take a self-screen for eligibility
for a number of means tested public benefits programs)
https://www.yourtexasbenefits.com/wps/portal

Texas Dept. of Human Services
Frequently Asked Questions:Food Stamp Program
http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/Help/Food/FoodStamps/index.html
Texas Dept. of Human Services
Facts About the Food Stamp Program
http://www.fns.usda.gov/fsp/applicant_recipients/facts.htm
Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
Food Stamps (provides general nformation about the Food Stamp
program and how to apply, with an emphasis on grandparents
obtaining benefits for grandchildren)
http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/Help/Food/FoodStamps/index.html
Legal Hotline for Older Texans

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF):Frequently Asked Questions
http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/Help/Financial/Temporary_Assistance.html

Texas Dept. of Human Services

QMB and the Medicare Savings Program (www.tlsc.org/hotline.html)
http://www.tlsc.org/contact/

Legal Hotline for Older Texans

SSI Fodd Staps, and Medicaid
http://www.texasguardianship.org

Legal Hotline for Older Texans
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SENIORS
Alternatives to Guardianship Under Texas Law(www.tlsc.org/hotline.html)
http://www.tlsc.org/contact/
Legal Hotline for Older Texans
Healthcare Rights of Older Texans (www.tlsc.org/hotline.html)
http://www.tlsc.org/contact/
Legal Hotline for Older Texans
Free and Low-Cost Prescription Drugs (www.tlsc.org/hotline.html)
http://www.tlsc.org/contact/
Legal Hotline for Older Texans
Nursing Home Complaints (www.tlsc.org/hotline.html)
http://www.tlsc.org/contact/
Legal Hotline for Older Texans
Social Security (www.tlsc.org/hotline.html)
http://www.tlsc.org/contact/
Legal Hotline for Older Texans
TANF Benefits for Grandparents (www.tlsc.org/hotline.html)
http://www.tlsc.org/contact/
Legal Hotline for Older Texans
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