Tag Archives: Elderly Poor

Talk Poverty Blog — Senior Poverty: Now You Know

In a blog for Talk Poverty.org, 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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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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Policymakers Can Blunt the Sharp Impacts of Elder Poverty in America

By Kevin Prindiville (column from May/June 2014 Aging Today). There are a number of ways the National Senior Citizens Law Center believes policymakers can act to address elderly poverty and blunt its negative impact… Proposals to weaken the programs have … Continue reading

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Burlingame v Colvin Update

In a March 28, 2014 press release, Disability Rights Oregon announces that Social Security Administration has confirmed that recipients will not lose benefits April 1 because of Safety Net issue.

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Senior Poverty: Action Needed to Address a Growing Problem

Written statement from NSCLC to the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging on March 5, 2014 in which NSCLC recommends strengthening the safety net, improving SSI, increasing the availability of health care programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Savings Programs … Continue reading

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Senate Bill Updates SSI and Would Help Elderly Poor

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 …

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ISSUE BRIEF: SSA’s Failure to Process SSI Appeals Requests

January 2014 — An  issue brief from the National Senior Citizens Law Center says that the Social Security Administration needs a uniform system in place to input and track appeals by Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients and to ensure that …

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Seniors Remain on Frontlines in War on Poverty

By Kevin Prindiville The 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty brings a welcome and much needed debate about how best to eradicate poverty in the world’s wealthiest country.  Unfortunately, few commentators are focusing on how poverty impacts the lives … Continue reading

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SSI Restoration Act Policy Issue Brief

The SSI Policy Issue Brief outlines the background and highlights of both S.2089 and H.R.1601 which was introduced in the U.S. Senate in March 2014 and in the House of Representatives in April 2013.

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SSI Fact Sheet 2014

The SSI Fact Sheet  shares updated information on the Supplemental Security Income program including the federal benefit rate, the resource limit, demographics and more.

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