In releasing his proposed budget today, Governor Brown recognized that too many seniors and people with disabilities living in our communities are living in poverty. “Governor’s Budget is a Start But Doesn’t Go Far Enough for Poor Seniors”
If you were out of the office last week enjoying the Holidays and ringing in the New Year you may have missed two important news “What You (And the WHCOA) Missed Last Week”
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.
Over 220 advocates, partners, supporters, attorneys, friends, and family members joined us at our sold-out award reception, Celebrate Justice in Aging, at City Club Los Angeles. The event was a chance for us to celebrate our new name, recognize shared commitment to fighting senior poverty, and rally together for Justice in Aging for all people.
With the 2016 elections quickly approaching and Congressional leadership proposing FY2016 budgets, let’s check in on how rhetoric in support of our seniors is living up to its promise in the recent Congressional budget resolutions.
Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), Justice in Aging, and Foley Hoag, LLP today filed a class action lawsuit against the Social Security Administration “Social Security Sued for Discriminating Against SSI Recipients Married to a Same Sex Spouse and Demanding Refunds of Benefits Paid”
Washington, DC—Justice in Aging Senior Staff Attorney Kate Lang testified today before the U.S. Senate Budget Committee regarding the importance of preserving Social Security disability “Justice in Aging Testifies on Importance of Social Security Disability Program at Senate Hearing”
Justice in Aging Executive Director Kevin Prindiville calls on Congress in his latest Huffington Post blog to act to update the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) “SSI in the Huffington Post”
January 2014 — An issue brief from the National Senior Citizens Law Center says that the Social Security Administration needs a uniform system in place “ISSUE BRIEF: SSA’s Failure to Process SSI Appeals Requests”