Media Contact: Vanessa Barrington 510-256-1200 firstname.lastname@example.org March 24, 2020—Medicare beneficiaries who have been denied coverage for nursing facility services after transferring from hospitals because the “Medicare Patients Placed Under “Observation Status” Win Right to Appeal, Federal Court Orders”
It has been a whirlwind year for an organization that has fought for the rights of low income older adults for the past 43 years! “Justice in Aging in 2015: A look back”
Imagine being out and proud all of your adult life and then moving into a long-term care facility and having to go back into the closet because you don’t feel safe coming out to staff and other residents. Imagine being dismissed and disrespected when you advocate strongly for the rights of your same-sex companion while she’s being cared for in a nursing home. Imagine feeling like you have to endure homophobic comments from a personal care worker assigned to you because you’re afraid of how he’ll treat you if you speak up.
We have some hopeful news regarding Justice in Aging’s lawsuit against the Social Security Administration (SSA) for SSA’s demand that lawfully married same sex couples receiving SSI pay back overpayments caused by SSA’s refusal to recognize their marriage in timely fashion.
The misguided policy that nearly made Rosa Martinez homeless is rearing its ugly head again. Rosa Martinez, a California woman whose disability benefits were stopped because the Social Security Administration mistook her for a Florida woman with the same name, was Justice in Aging’s lead Plaintiff in the case Martinez v. Astrue.
(5/9/2011) The instructions are similar to those contained in EM-11032 issued last month which instructed SSA field offices that pursuant to the decision in Clark, “SSA Instructions to ALJs on Clark v Astrue”