Mr. Hart needed someone by his side. A grandfather of thirteen, living in Northern California, Mr. Hart worked in blue-collar, manual labor jobs until he became permanently disabled when he was hit by a car while biking to work. Since that accident, he has relied on a small, monthly Social Security check to remain independent, put food on the table, and maintain his health.
When the Social Security Administration tried to cut off Mr. Hart’s benefits based on the medical option of a discredited doctor, he didn’t know how he would survive. How would he pay the rent for his small studio apartment? How would he find enough to eat? How would he keep the heat on? How would he afford his prescription medications?
But we were there for Mr. Hart. With the support of donors like you, we filed – and successfully settled – a class action lawsuit that saved Mr. Hart’s benefits and will allow over 6,000 other seniors and people with disabilities like Mr. Hart the chance to get their benefits back.
Our Justice in Aging donors made the difference. Today, Mr. Hart has a monthly income to live on, to buy food and clothes, and is able to enjoy life with his family – his mother, his children and all thirteen of those grandchildren. This is Justice in Aging.
Together, we can continue to positively impact the lives of millions of poor older adults like Mr. Hart. We can’t do this work without you.
Join us to ensure that Mr. Hart will always have someone by his side.