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.
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Big if True: Why Eviction Hits Older Adults Harder, Making them Vulnerable to Homelessness (November 3, 2021) Older adults are uniquely vulnerable to eviction and
New York Times: Biden Promised to Fix Home Care for Seniors. Much More Help May Be Needed November 1, 2021 About 800,000 people are on
Kaiser Health News: ‘They Treat Me Like I’m Old and Stupid’: Seniors Decry Health Providers’ Age Bias (October 20, 2021) Ageism occurs when people face