Where We Stand:

Action Needed Now to End Elder Abuse Among the Poor

Most recently, the Labor/HHS Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee approved, for the first time, $10 million for the Elder Justice Initiative. Let’s not let federal support for elder abuse prevention wither in another appropriations cycle. This must be the year Congress seizes the opportunity to take real action to protect our nation’s elders. Read Executive Director Kevin Prindiville’s latest Huffington Post blog and then see Where We Stand on other issues affecting poor seniors.

Read Our 2013 Annual Report

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.

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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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