Tag Archives: Senior Poverty

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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Income Network Alert – Extreme Poverty for Older Women and Men Increasing

(08/20/2014)  Nearly half of all seniors or about 19.9 million are considered economically vulnerable, meaning they live on income less than two times the supplemental poverty threshold. Other facts about seniors in poverty are just as bleak with extreme poverty …

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Income Network Alert – Poverty Among Seniors Disproportionately Affects Women

(08/19/2014)  Today, of the 15 percent of seniors living in poverty according to the Supplemental Poverty Measure, a disproportionate number are women and people of color. The Supplemental Poverty Measure more accurately accounts for the cost of living for seniors; …

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Income Network Alert – Social Security Lifts Seniors Out of Poverty

(08/15/2014)  Without Social Security, celebrating its 79th birthday this week, more than half of all seniors would be poor today. Social Security and other government programs combine to keep many seniors out of extreme poverty.  However, a significant number of …

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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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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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