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How We Work

Using the power of law to fight senior poverty

Our model of change relies on an innovative combination of administrative advocacy, providing expertise and resources to direct service advocates, and litigation.

Each year, our attorneys provide trainings on a wide range of legal issues to over 30,000 aging and disability attorneys, advocates, and service providers. We use information we receive from this network of professionals to identify problems in current systems and to develop and push for the adoption of policies to address those problems. If we are not successful in getting government agencies to adopt those policy proposals, we develop litigation that will break down barriers to benefits.

Administrative Advocacy

We work directly with state and federal agencies to ensure that essential government programs are fairly administered and accessible to qualified seniors.

Trainings, Publications, & Webinars

We train thousands of advocates and legal aid lawyers around the country on how to advocate successfully for their clients.


When we cannot bring about justice through other efforts, we file class action lawsuits on behalf of named plaintiffs to force needed changes in government policies or ways of administering benefits.


We focus our advocacy, training, and litigation on the two areas where we can have the most impact on the lives of low-income seniors—Health Care and Economic Security.

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