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Talk Poverty Blog — Senior Poverty: Now You Know

In a blog for Talk, Kevin Prindiville writes: “So now you know: senior poverty is a real and growing problem in America. If you want to live in a society in which people can age in dignity and no … Continue reading

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Veterans To Benefit From Policy Based on Martinez Case

Five years after the Martinez v Astrue settlement, a case in which the NSCLC obtained $700 million in Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits that had been wrongfully suspended or denied to 200,000 people, the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) … Continue reading

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Social Security Changes Benefits Letter Policy

NSCLC played a leading role advocating, together with other organizations and members of Congress, against the elimination of printing Social Security Administration (SSA) benefit verification letters at local offices. NSCLC staff met with SSA to point to the serious problems … Continue reading

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Making Up for Lost Time: Addressing Problems in California’s Assisted Living System

In a September 2014 Policy Issue Brief, NSCLC outlines the challenges and opportunities related to examining California’s outdated system of regulating the state’s assisted living system.

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How to Make Sure the Home Care Rule Helps Not Harms

In this September 2014 joint report, NSCLC and others analyze the U.S. Department of Labor rule governing home care services.

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Can Reality Match Rhetoric? Person-Centered Planning in Managed LTSS

In this August 2014 Policy Issue Brief, NSCLC shares what states are doing to ensure person-centered planning is included in managed care contracts.

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Statement on Medicare Observation Status

In a statement submitted to the Senate Special Committee on Aging dated August 8, 2014, the National Senior Citizens Center throws its support behind the Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2013 (H.R. 1179/S. 569).  The bill would “protect … Continue reading

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“Fix List” for California Duals Program Released

A “Fix List” for tracking problems in the roll out of California’s Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) was shared with the state’s Department of Health Care Services and CMS in June. It calls on the state to fix problems encountered by … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Income Inequality among America’s Seniors Means It’s Not Time to Cut the Safety Net

In May, a USA Today story revealed that the U.S. has the fourth most uneven income distribution in the developed world. We rank just behind Chile, Mexico, and Turkey with one of the developed world’s largest income gaps. While income … Continue reading

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