Everyone deserves quality health care and sufficient resources to be able keep a roof over their heads, pay for food and medicine, and meet their other basic needs. But in America today that vision is out of reach for nearly half of older adults. Our approach to advocacy directly improves the lives of millions of older adults. We train thousands of individual advocates, providing information on emerging legal issues. Through our relationships with these on-the-ground partners, we learn about systemic issues and work to address them through legislative and administrative advocacy. If those methods fail to bring about the change we seek, we use impact litigation to advance justice.
Older adults with Medicare spend
an average of $5,368 a year on
out-of-pocket costs and most
have no long-term care coverage. We protect & improve programs that make health care more affordable & break down barriers to services so that older people can age at home
and in their communities.
Nearly 5 million older Americans live on less than $1,000 a month. We expand access to Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), and Housing programs that help older adults meet their basic needs. And we address systemic barriers that make it difficult for seniors to access these programs.
As the only national organization focused on solely on senior poverty, Justice in Aging
is there as a champion in the courts for those who
have been marginalized and excluded from justice.
Working in partnership with advocates and pro bono attorneys at the nation's top law firms, we’ve returned billions in benefits to
older adults with limited resources.
Ortencia was a kindergarten schoolteacher who must now plan each meal in order to stretch a meager monthly income to cover rent, food, utilities, medication, transportation, and other expenses. Bill worked various jobs in San Francisco for 30 years before being diagnosed with a chronic disease and becoming homeless for the first time at 59 years old.
Learn more about their stories, and the struggles they and many other older Americans face in accessing the health care and the resources we need to thrive. And find out more about how Justice in Aging’s advocacy is helping to build a system where all of us will have an opportunity to age with justice and dignity.
This brief provides advocates with basic information about Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs) and how they can improve service coordination for dual-eligible populations.
More than 12 million people are eligible for both federal programs, and policy change is needed to enable these programs to work most effectively Washington, D.C.—A diverse group of national stakeholders launched the Medicare-Medicaid Integration Alliance (MMIA) and announced cornerstone principles as a framework for federal and state policies that
Your determined advocacy can be the difference between going-through-the-motions nursing home care, and the high quality, person-centered care that residents are promised by federal law.
When: Thursday, March 7, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET – 11:30 a.m. PT/2:30 p.m. ET State Medicaid programs generally can pay for assisted living services. Also, new federal regulations (effective March 2023) now establish some rights for residents of Medicaid-participating assisted living facilities. Medicaid assisted living, however, remains
To ensure the economic security of low-income older adults, one of the top priorities of the Biden Administration and the 118th Congress must be the protection and expansion of the Social Security program, including Social Security retirement and survivors benefits, Disability Insurance (SSDI), and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). These are