Online Eligibility Screening
The Online Eligibility Screening allows you to determine whether you financially qualify for Utah Legal Services (ULS). This is a secure site. Any information transmitted over this site is secure and confidential. However, if you are using a public computer or any computer that does not belong to you, remember to completely close out of the internet browser when you are finished. If you don't, you might accidentally share your personal information with someone else.
You must have an email address to use this service.
Before we take you to the actual interview, let's explain the process. The screening process consists of potentially 3 steps and may take up to an hour to complete as follows:
- You must complete an online interview that will ask you questions mainly about the type of problem you have, your gross monthly household income and assets. If you do not have that information for all members of your household, please gather it and then return. This interview is available 24/7. Unfortunately, it is currently only available in English. Also, Adobe Flash Player is required. If you do not have Adobe Flash Player installed on your computer, download it here. This interview will probably take anywhere from 10 - 20 minutes to complete.
- At the end of the interview, if it appears that you have the type of problem we can help with and it appears that you financially qualify for our services, you will then need to talk to one of our intake workers, who will verify that we may indeed help you. You will have the option of talking to us by phone or by online chat. However, the option of online chat is currently only available in English. We can handle other languages on the phone via our translator service. This step is only available Monday thru Friday, from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm and will probably take somewhere between 10 - 20 minutes to complete. However, if you complete the interview outside of those times, you may have the opportunity to make an appointment during those times for our office to call you to complete the process or you may fill out the interview and then either call us or return to chat with an intake worker during those times.
- Finally, if the intake worker verifies that you may qualify for our services, you will be able to talk to an advocate. Generally, this will occur at the same time that you are talking to the intake worker in that you will be directly transferred to an attorney or experienced paralegal. This step will take somewhere between 15 and 30 minutes to complete.