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NSCLC Executive Director Kevin Prindiville calls on Congress in his latest Huffington Post blog to act to update the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program to help low-income seniors like Dollie.
NSCLC Directing Attorney Eric Carlson is quoted in a Nov. 19, 2014 article in Governing concerning Medicaid reimbursement for care outside nursing homes.
Dollie, 73, lives solely on income from Supplemental Social Security for all of her living expenses. But the program needs an update. Watch Dollie’s story and then help NSCLC restore this important poverty program.
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Washington, DC – February 11, 2015. NSCLC Senior Staff Attorney Kate Lang testified today before the U.S. Senate Budget Committee regarding the importance of preserving Social Security disability benefits. Lang is also co-chair of the Income Security Committee of the …Plaintiffs Deprived of Disability Benefits File Lawsuit against Social Security for Using Faulty Medical Reports (02-09-2015)
Oakland, CA – February 9, 2015. A class action lawsuit was filed today in federal district court in San Francisco against the Social Security Administration (SSA) by three plaintiffs who were deprived of disability benefits because of SSA’s continued reliance …Consumer Voice Awards NSCLC’s Eric Carlson with the Toby S. Edelman Legal Justice Award (11-17-2014)
OAKLAND, CA – Consumer Voice announced yesterday that Eric Carlson of the National Senior Citizens Law Center has been awarded the Toby S. Edelman Legal Justice Award for his commitment to advocating for the rights of long-term care consumers, and …National Senior Citizens Law Center Honored Proskauer Rose LLP at Reception (10-20-2014)
OAKLAND, CA – On the evening of October 17, 2014, The National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) shared stories from women struggling to age with dignity during its annual fall reception at The National Press Club. NSCLC also honored Proskauer …National Senior Citizens Law Center Honors Carroll Estes at Reception (10-16-2014)
OAKLAND, CA – Women 65 and older are almost twice as likely as men in the same age group to live in poverty. Low wage jobs, lifelong lower earnings, divorce, and their role as family caregivers are all part of …National Senior Citizens Law Center Welcomes Vanessa Barrington as New Communications Director (09-03-2014)
OAKLAND, CA – Vanessa Barrington has joined the National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) as its new Communications Director and will be working out of the organization’s Oakland, CA office. NSCLC, which also has offices in Los Angeles, CA and …New Resource on Seniors and Poverty (08-13-2014)
WASHINGTON, DC – In the just released Seniors and Poverty and Opportunity Profile (PDF) from Half in Ten and the National Senior Citizens Law Center, you will find out that 15 percent of American seniors — people aged 65 and older– …National Senior Citizens Law Center Recognizes Edward Spurgeon with Its First Impact Award (04-25-2014)
SAN FRANCISCO –The National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) conferred its first Impact Award to Edward Spurgeon, CEO and co-Director of the Borchard Foundation Center on Law and Aging, at a special event here today. The award recognizes leadership of …Senate Bill Updates SSI and Would Help Elderly Poor (03-07-2014)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 7, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC – The Supplemental Security Income Restoration Act of 2014 (S2089) was introduced today in the U.S. Senate by Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). The bill, championed by the National …Advocates Call for Suspension of California Duals Demonstration (02-26-2014)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 24, 2014 OAKLAND, CA – Six advocacy organizations, including the National Senior Citizens Law Center, “urgently requested” suspension of the state’s dual demonstration program – the Coordinated Care Initiative — in a February 21 letter addressed …