45% of Americans Over 65
Have Trouble Meeting Their Basic Needs
Justice in Aging Uses Legal Tools to Fight Senior Poverty
Justice in Aging ensures that all low-income seniors have high quality health care and sufficient resources to keep a roof over their heads, pay for food and medicine, and meet their other basic needs. Our three-pronged approach to advocacy directly improves the lives of millions. We train individual advocates and distribute briefs on emerging legal issues low-income older adults face. From these on-the-ground partners, we learn about systemic issues and work to address them through legislative and administrative advocacy. If those methods fail to bring about the change we seek, we use impact litigation to advance justice.
Older adults with Medicare spend an average of $5,368 a year on out-of-pocket costs and most have no long-term care coverage. We protect and improve programs that provide affordable health and long-term care for low-income older adults. We help people age at home and in their communities. We remove barriers to health care services for low-income older adults.
Nearly 5 million older Americans live on less than $1,000 a month. We expand access to programs that help older adults meet their basic needs. We remove barriers low-income seniors face in getting the resources they need.
Justice in Aging is the only national organization focused solely on fighting senior poverty. We bring justice to older adults who have been marginalized and excluded. We’ve returned billions in benefits to older adults with limited resources. We work in partnership with advocates and pro bono attorneys at some of the nation’s top law firms.
Our Latest Resources
Free Webinar: Access to SSI – Improving Language Access for SSI and Social Security Beneficiaries
When: Thursday, June 22, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET – 11:45 a.m. PT/2:45 p.m. ET The complex and paperwork-intensive process of applying for
18 Recommendations for AAPI Month
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She’s 90 and Wants to Stay in Her Home. A Guardian Put Her House up for Sale. What’s Next?
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As Residential Care Homes Expand in Maine, Seniors Don’t Always Get the Care They Need
The Maine Monitor: As Residential Care Homes Expand in Maine, Seniors Don’t Always Get the Care They Need (May 21, 2023) The disappearance of nursing
Fact Sheet: Work Requirements Would Cut Medicaid for Older Adults
The House of Representatives is planning to vote on a bill that would severely cut spending and take away food assistance and Medicaid from older
Growing US Senior Population Faces Unmet Legal Needs
Law 360: Growing US Senior Population Faces Unmet Legal Needs (April 21, 2023) Elder law has emerged as an important access to justice issue in