Anyone is eligible to use the service, as Lesko offers government grant advice for a broad base of customers, not targeting any income bracket or background. Lesko states that it is a privately run company offering assistance and advice regarding government benefit programs and not a bureau of the government.
The company makes clear that there is not a specific 'Lesko' government grant or a specific demographic that Lesko-associated government grants are targeted towards. The government grants offered are for specific problems and opportunities, such as house renovation and medical care, with specific qualifying circumstances varying from grant to grant. Lesko offers advice about several government grant forms on its website.
Lesko claims of government benefits are exaggerated or misrepresented, notes the New York State Consumer Protection Board, and the advice offered by the service is unsatisfactory, according to the Washington-area Better Business Bureau. The company is not BBB accredited, and it admits to selling customer information to other companies through the list broker Nextmark. Claims of easily obtained government grant money available to everyday citizens are false, according to BBB CEO Ed Johnson.
Lesko maintains that its services are entirely legal and that it informs the public of otherwise unnoticed government and non-profit benefit programs.