Category Archives: Income Disparities

Advocates Look to NSCLC for How DOMA Impacts Benefits Programs

In an August 20, 2013 webinar attended by some 500 advocates from across the country, The Demise of DOMA: The Impact on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid for Same Sex Couples, Directing Attorneys Gerald McIntyre and Georgia Burke explained what … Continue reading

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Comments: Provisions of Older Americans Act Affecting LGBT Older Adults

NSCLC joins with others in commenting on proposed rule that implements provisions of the Older Americans Act affecting LGBT older adults.

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Social Security Now Accepting Claims for Same Sex Benefits

In its first public announcement since the Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the Social Security Administration (SSA) issued a press release on July 12 stating that it is “taking claims now from … Continue reading

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GLAD Report on DOMA Urges Same Sex Couples to Apply for Social Security Now

An October 2012 report from GLAD (Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders) is entitled Social Security and the Defense of Marriage Act: Can I Do Anything Now to Preserve My Rights?

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Comments: Proposed USDA Guidance on Language Access

(5/2/12) NSCLC and the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum developed model comments commending the USDA for its efforts and proposing recommendations to implement the guidance on its plan to provide meaningful access to language assistance services for individuals with … Continue reading

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Comments: Developing a Supplemental Poverty Measure

Letter in support of using the Elder Economic Security Standard. Read the letter.

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Letter to SSA Comm. re: LEP Services

Letter on behalf of N-LAAN to express concern over the continuing decline in emphasis on service to SSA’s limited English proficient (LEP) clients.  

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