Where We Stand:

We Cannot Leave Our Nation’s Seniors Behind

Today, 15 percent of American seniors — people aged 65 and older — are living in poverty in the United States, a disproportionate number of whom are women and people of color. By 2050, one-fifth of the total U.S. population will be 65 or older as Baby Boomers age into retirement. As illustrated in the Half in Ten and NSCLC’s Seniors Poverty and Opportunity Profile (PDF), seniors will increasingly struggle with poverty and economic security  — including homelessness and hunger– unless we provide proper assistance and support.

Read More about Where We Stand on Senior Poverty and Other Issues

What is NSCLC?

Did you know that NSCLC:

  • Made sure that one million people with both Medicare and Medicaid had the help they need as states change how their health care is delivered and paid for?
  • Was the driving force in drafting Congressional legislation that would update the Supplemental Security Income program for two million poor seniors?
  • Ensured that 370,000 California seniors and persons with disabilities could stay at home and out of institutions?
  • Trained over 10,000 advocates and offered 700 case consultations?

Read more about our impact, stories from the field and see who supports us in our Annual Report.

Do You Need Legal Help?

If you or a family member are looking for help from an attorney, please visit the Consumer/Legal Help part of our Web site to find an attorney nearest you.

The National Senior Citizens Law Center is a non-profit organization whose principal mission is to protect the rights of low-income older adults. Through advocacy, litigation, and the education and counseling of local advocates, we seek to ensure the health and economic security of those with limited income and resources, and to preserve their access to the courts. Read more About Us.

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